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April 19, 2019

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A Prime Opportunity — Amazon’s Future Alcohol Lobbyist Could Change the Beer Industry in Big Ways

As Amazon has become more ubiquitous in Americans’ lives—it has around 101 million Prime subscribers, the equivalent of more than a third of all U.S. adults—its presence in Washington has steadily grown. However, a focus on alcohol is relatively new, and accompanies the company’s slow expansion into a pseudo-distributor.

April 19, 2019

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What Is Lactose and Why Is It in my Beer?

Without sugar, there is no beer. Yeast metabolize sugar to produce ethanol. In other words, your 10% ABV imperial stout owes its booziness, in part, to sugar. The sugar we’re most familiar with is sucrose, AKA common or table sugar, usually derived from sugar cane.

April 19, 2019

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The Future Soon – TasteGuru.AI

This winter took an oddly futurist bent. While I was developing classes and material, Nora Young’s Spark got in touch from the CBC to ask about AI in beer. I went away and diligently researched what people were doing around the world. There are some good ideas out there, but it turned out AI didn’t mean quite what I thought it did

April 19, 2019

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The Most Influential Brewery You Probably Never Heard Of

As the years roll by, the United States is slowly developing a repertoire of favorite beer styles. Hoppy ales are by far the dominant strain in American brewing, but a few other types have managed to stake out pockets of the market. Unexpectedly, one of these smaller winners is the exotic, alluring saison—about as far from an IPA as you can get.

April 19, 2019

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Inside Emaillerie Belge, Belgium’s last enamel beer advert maker

Emaillerie Belge is the last enamel advert producer in the Low Countries, and it has been making ad panels for Belgian breweries for almost a century.

April 19, 2019