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  • 2014 World Beer Cup Winners

    Written by on April 22, 2014 in The Beer Diaries

      The World Beer Cup was started in 1996 by Charlie Papazian, president of the Brewers Association.  Held every two years, breweries from all over the US and world compete in different beer categories dictated by the style of beer it is.  The categories change from year to year to keep up with the evolution […]

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  • Texas Breweries Represent at World Beer Cup!

    Written by on April 21, 2014 in The Beer Diaries

    Every two years breweries from all over the world compete in a number of categories based on styles of beers in The World Beer Cup.  Judging is done blindly and according to which beers best exemplify the style of beer they are competing in.  Over 4,754 beers were entered in 93 categories by 1,403 breweries, […]

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  • Full Genome Sequencing of Yeast

    Written by on April 18, 2014 in The Beer Diaries

    Brewers have been using yeast for hundreds of years. These amazing microorganisms have created some of the most popular brews in the world by providing different flavors and aromas that define those beers. However, beer can be improved and become more diverse if we can understand the genetic code and specific mechanisms which produce characteristics […]

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  • 4 New Public Hop Varieties!

    Written by on April 17, 2014 in The Beer Diaries

    The Hop Growers of America presented four new hops at this year’s Craft Brewers Conference – Cashmere, Tahoma, Triple Pearl and Yakima Gold. Three Single-hop beers brewed with the new hop strains were also given to the attendees of the seminar and a group tasting of each one took place. A panel of distinguished brewers […]

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  • White Labs Just Changed the Yeast World

    Written by on April 16, 2014 in The Beer Diaries

    The world of yeast cultivation hasn’t seen a major innovation in over a century. White Labs’ new process and technology is a game-changer. Traditionally yeast is grown in stainless steel fermenters, transferred to bright tanks, then consumer packaging is filled from these. White Labs has created a new way to grow yeast in a flexible […]

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