My Favorite Pub

The Mountain View Pub at The North Shire Lodge, Manchester, VT In the Summer of 2012, a good friend of mine entered the Shires of

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What Does Beer Taste Like?

The answer can be as simple as bitter-sweet soda water. Or as complex as slightly toasted grain, with hints of grapefruit, full-bodied aromatics that include

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Do Light Beers Measure up?

The “Lite” beer world began when a television advertisement featured two just slightly over-the-hill athletes arguing whether the same beer was full of flavor or

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Can Beer Go Bad?

In short, yes. What makes a Good Beer Go Bad? Three things can make a good beer go bad. Light The safest place for any

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How Much Alcohol is in Beer?

The simple answer is between 2.5% alcohol by volume (ABV) and 67.5% (ABV). The Beer with The Highest Alcohol Content: Brewmeister Snake Venom “This is

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First, let me introduce myself. I am Peter LaFrance, author of Beer Basics and Cooking & Eating With Beer, (John Wiley & Sons, Inc. – 1995). I have also been published in American Brewer, All About Beer, and Ale Street News.

I have been writing about the brewing industry since 1984. Credits include contributing editor for Restaurant Management and Top Shelf magazines. I have also written for Beverage Media, New Brewer, Beverage Dynamics, and All About Beer magazine.

Welcome to The Old Growler!