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Delicious craft beer: Cascade Brewing

Delicious craft beer: Cascade Brewing

Over at Cascade Brewing Barrel House, they are coming up with some of the most delicious craft beer on the market and we can certainly see how!  

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Jan 30, 2017

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Bourbon aged brews are great!

Bourbon aged brews are great!

Bourbon aged brews are gaining popularity every day and we can certainly understand why!  

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Jan 26, 2017

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Bourbon aged beers: Perfect layers

Bourbon aged beers: Perfect layers

When it comes to craft beer that really gives you a chance to sit back and enjoy the many layers of flavor and texture within, bourbon aged beers are perfect.

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Jan 25, 2017

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Barrel aging: Great taste, nice flavor

Barrel aging: Great taste, nice flavor

When it comes to craft beers that really make us sit back and ponder their flavor, barrel aging usually does the trick.  While there are plenty of cask aged brews out there that do make us take an extra moment to enjoy the taste, barrel aging provides a complex blend of flavors that can’t be topped.  Something about the oak, or the spirit within, sets in motion a journey that continues from the first sip to the last. How does barrel aging in different barrel types affect flavor? The type of barrel can greatly affect the flavor of the resulting […]

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Jan 14, 2017

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Are dessert beers gaining a following?

Are dessert beers gaining a following?

I know we’ve all had this thought a time or two.  We’ve popped into a taproom, ordered a flight, and there was at least one beer on that flight that made us wonder if we should label it as one of the dessert beers.  With new ideas being tossed around every brewery in the country, and many of them involving different spices and flavors, it’s natural that we would run into a few of the resulting brews in our journey to taste all the brews we can. What exactly qualifies different brews to be dessert beers? This question is not […]

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Jan 11, 2017

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Bourbon barrel aging, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly truths

Bourbon barrel aging, the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly truths

Bourbon barrel aging has become a widely known practice since the process gained a bit of notoriety through the Bourbon County Stout released by Goose Island.  While the sales of that brew were outstanding, there are a few truths about bourbon barrel aging that you may be interested in.  Whether the facts are good or bad, bourbon barrel aging is certainly here to stay.  We’re just here to tell you what we know. Bourbon barrel aging counts as recycling (or maybe upcycling)! Millions of bourbon barrels would go to waste every year if breweries weren’t willing to snap them up […]

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Jan 5, 2017

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Bourbon barrel aging: Why it’s great

Bourbon barrel aging: Why it’s great

We all know that beer needs to be aged to be great.  It is likely one of the biggest steps in the production process next to the fermentation tanks!  However, what type of barrel is the best for aging?  How do different barrels affect the flavor of the beer?  Is the type of wood important?  There are so many questions that revolve around the exact barrels used for aging a good brew that we can only handle one at a time.  One customer asked us “Why is bourbon barrel aging so great?” and today we’re going to outline the reasons […]

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Jan 1, 2017