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Videos| Mar 14, 2018

Ask a Beer Expert: How Do You Ensure Quality in Beer?

Pine State Beverage On-Premise Craft Manager Tim Pollard talks with Mike Reardon, Guinness Brewery Ambassador for New England, about the importance of quality in beer, in NBWA's Ask a Beer Expert series.
Videos| Jan 22, 2018

Ask a Beer Expert: Which Beers Pair Well With Vermont Cheese?

Jeff Baker at Farrell Distributing in Vermont finds beers from around the world to pair with Vermont's Cabot cheeses. See which beers he recommends in NBWA's Ask a Beer Expert series.
Videos| Dec 8, 2017

Ask a Beer Expert: What Makes Lagers So Popular?

The biscuit, honey and caramel notes have made lager beers a favorite for thousands of years. In honor of National Lager Day, Tyson Mehlhoff, Certified Cicerone and Craft Brand Manager at Centennial Distributing, talks about lager's great pairing qualities in NBWA's Ask a Beer Expert series.
Videos| Nov 29, 2017

Ask a Beer Expert: What's New This Year for Holiday Seasonals?

There are winter seasonals on the shelves this year that don't fit into traditional winter seasonal styles, like porters and stouts. NBWA asked Kelly Hughes, craft beer specialist at Gulf Distributing Company in Birmingham, Alabama, to tell us what we can expect to enjoy this winter.
Videos| Aug 29, 2017

Ask a Beer Expert: What Qualities Make Beer Easy to Pair With Food?

Everyone knows red wine pairs with meat and white wine pairs with fish. But beer has great food pairing qualities, too! NBWA asked Mark Gelner, Certified Cicerone and vice president, marketing at Heart of America Beverage in Springfield, Missouri, to share a few tips on how beer pairs well with food.
Videos| Jul 20, 2017

Ask a Beer Expert: What Are Some Tips for Tasting Beer?

Did you know that certain tasting techniques allow you to pick up more flavors, aromas and finishes in your beer? NBWA asked Shawn Knoche, Certified Cicerone and craft & import manager at Frank Beer Distributors in Middleton, Wisconsin, to share a few tips on how to get the best taste of your brew.
Videos| Jul 13, 2017

Ask a Beer Expert: Does Your Beer Glass Enhance the Taste of Your Beer?

Beer glasses come in many shapes and sizes, but do certain glasses really enhance the taste of your brew? NBWA asked Tim Pollard, Certified Cicerone and on-premise manager at Pine State Beverage in Gardiner, Maine, to explain.
Videos| Jun 23, 2017

Ask a Beer Expert: Are There Beers That Will Improve With Age?

The majority of beer styles are intended to be enjoyed fresh, but there are certain beers that can develop positively over time with cellaring or bottle-conditioning. So NBWA asked Joseph Schilleci, Certified Cicerone and vice president at Supreme Beverage Company in Huntsville, Alabama, "Are there beers that will improve with age?"
Videos| Jun 15, 2017

Ask a Beer Expert: What Are the Differences Between East Coast and West Coast IPAs?

When it comes to IPAs, East Coast and West Coast beers are known to have distinct styles - with different color, body and flavors. So NBWA asked AJ Smith, a Certified Cicerone and craft beer specialist at Pine State Beverage in Gardiner, Maine, "What are the differences between East Coast and West Coast IPAs?"
Videos| Jun 9, 2017

Ask a Beer Expert: What is the IBU?

hen talking about beer, you may hear the "International Bittering Units" scale, or simply IBU scale, used to approximately quantify the bitterness of beer. But what is the IBU? And how does it affect a beer's taste? NBWA asked Derek Hass, a Certified Cicerone and director of craft & imports at Columbia Distributing in Portland, Oregon, to explain.

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