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Self-Serving Beer Now Available at Target Field

There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a tall cup of your favorite draft beer when attending your home team’s baseball game. Traditionally, ballpark beer is served from vendors, but a bold new machine will allow patrons to dispense their own brews. The Minnesota Twins’ home field stadium, Target Field, is the first MLB location to […]

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Study Reveals Which States Consume The Most Beer

Ever wonder which state consumes the most beer? Beer consumption throughout the U.S. has declined steadily over the past decade, with more and more people switching to wine. With that said, the beer market continues to thrive from the east coast to the west, with some states booming in terms of beer consumption/sales. Thanks a […]

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Truffle-Infused Beer To Sell For $120 a Pop

We’ve covered some pretty unique types of beer here at the MonShineDVD.com blog, including a variety infused with ancient dinosaur bones, as well as a beer variety infused with goat brains (Walking Dead theme). Well, fans of the delectable and ultra-rare fungi, truffles, will be glad to hear there’s a new brew featuring these mushrooms. […]

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Americans Spend $350 Per Year On Beer

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Ever wonder how much the average American spend on beer? It’s so secret that Americans love their beer. This foamy, frothy, hop-rich beverage has become a staple in our way of life. According to a recent study conducted by FinancesOnline, Americans spend an average of $356 per year on beer — just under a buck […]

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Meet The Beer Fridge That Opens When You Sing ‘O Canada’

Remember the Molsen Canada refrigerator that was sent to the Olympic Canadian athletes’ building during the Sochi Winter Olympics? We talked about this in a previous blog post, but the vending machine basically required athletes to scan their passport. Once the machine verified the athlete’s Canadian citizenship, it opened to reveal a wide variety of […]

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How To Make Homebrew Beer Taste Less Yeasty

Yest is a common ingredient that’s found in practically all types of beer (with the exception of a select few varieties). It’s responsible for acting as the catalyst, converting the sugars into alcohol. Because of its critical role, leaving it out of your brew would essentially ruin your batch of beer. While some yeast flavors […]

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Judge Says ‘No’ To Cold Beer In Indiana Grocery Stores

There was a glimmer of hope for Indiana residents when the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (IPCA) filed a lawsuit to challenge the state’s current law which prohibits the sale of cold beer and alcohol beverages by convenience stores and supermarkets. However, this ray of hope soon faded into darkness when a federal judge […]

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Malt Extract vs All-Grain Brewing

While there are dozens of different ways to brew beer, most focus on the use of either malt extract or pure grains. Granted, most homebrew kits come with malt extract, but this doesn’t necessarily mean you have to use it. Opting for an all-grain brew is equally if not more effective than a malt extract […]

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Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors To Disclose Ingredients

Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors, two of the largest and most prominent breweries in the world, are now creating greater transparency with their products by listing their ingredients. So, why are these companies just now releasing the ingredients used in their beer? The move comes in response to a petition started by  Vani Hari of FoodBabe.com. Hari began […]

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How To Prevent Oxidation In Homebrew Beer

Oxidation is an issue that nearly every homebrewer will face at some point or another. The term “oxidation” refers to the collective group of chemical reactions involving oxygen and the ingredients in beer (malt, water, hops, etc.). Regardless of how hard you try to prevent it, some oxidation will occur when homebrewing beer. The secret […]

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