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America’s Most Popular IPAs (According to Beerknurds)

You Beerknurds really love your IPAs. So much so that we got to wondering just what are the favorite, most popular IPAs amongst the Beerknurds? We took a peek at what Beerknurds have been drinking to find the most popular, independent IPAs. And damn did you Beerknurds put away some dank liquid. Check out the list…

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Spoiler Alert: Game of Thrones Is Even Better With Beer

Over the course of the past five years, HBO’s “Game Of Thrones” has spawned a cottage industry of blog posts, podcasts, and even a separate half-hour of television (“After the Thrones”) dedicated to recapping, explaining and prognosticating events in Westeros. Viewers following the epic trajectories of the Starks, Lannisters, Targaryens and Baratheons have been witness…

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Shut up and eat your beer (waste)

In 2015, the Brewers Association reported national craft beer production in the United States to be in excess of 24.5 million barrels. A barrel of beer, which contains 31 gallons, carries a grain bill of between 75 and 125 pounds of malt. The sugar extraction and conversion to alcohol — in other words, cooking and…

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Survive Winter With Beer-Braised Lamb Shank

Flying Saucer Beer Czar and Fort Worth GM Marc Castaldo knows his beer and food and has a suggestion for you Beerknurds on how to make a killer beer-braised lamb shank dish that’ll keep you warm through chilly winter nights. Slow-braised meats, starch-heavy sides with gravy and roasted winter root veggies equal COMFORT FOOD! As…

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What are you drinking for Thanksgiving?

What goes better with turkey, dressing and pie than beer? No matter what your Thanksgiving spread may include, pairing your feast with a delicious craft beer should be as much a part of your Turkey Day tradition as parades and football. We at the Flying Saucer are thankful for the opportunity to spread the love…


Ultimate Thanksgiving Green Beans for Beerknurds

Here’s a Beerknurd-friendly recipe that’ll make a green bean fan out of anyone—especially a beer lover. The secret ingredient? Your favorite stout—dry, Baltic porter, imperial (for an extra boozy kick)—that creates a caramelized, coffee-like flavor that perfectly complements the veggies. Plus, you can’t go wrong when you add bacon, potatoes and garlic to the mix. This dish…

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