Interesting U.S. Breweries

Kettlehead Brewing Company taproom in Tilton, NH

Kettlehead Brewing Company

407 West Main Street, Tilton, NH 03276

Federal Jack's Brewpub in Kennebunkport, ME

Federal Jack's

8 Western Ave Ste 6, Kennebunk, ME 04043

Beerworks Brewing Company Boston/Fenway Park in Boston, MA

Beerworks Brewing Company (Fenway)

61 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215

Interesting Craft Beers

Triple Sunshine, an IPA brewed by Lawson's Finest Liquids

10.5% ABV

Triple Sunshine

Lawson's Finest Liquids

Steel Rail Ale, an EPA brewed by Berkshire Brewing Company

5.3% ABV

Steel Rail Ale

Berkshire Brewing Company

Fluffinity, a New England IPA brewed by Night Shift Brewing.

7% ABV

Fluffinity

Night Shift Brewing

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Everything to know about IBUs and the IBU scale.

The International Bitterness Units or IBU is one way to measure how a beer tastes in terms of bitterness. While the bitterness of beer plays a significant role in a flavor profile, it is only one of many factors. Alcohol content, malt and water quality, yeast fermentation byproducts, bacteria, and aeration also affect a particular beer's taste profile.

ABV 101 - A Guide to the Alcohol by Volume of Craft Beer, Hard Liquor & Wine

Everything to know about ABV. How much alcohol is in a standard serving. The history of measuring the content of alcohol. And, of course, the risks of consuming too much alcohol.

What is Krausening?

Commercial brewers and homebrewers alike employ experimental and traditional brewing techniques to get their craft beer just right. One of those techniques is Krausening, a traditional German approach that eschews adding any sugars or extras to the fermented beer, with the goal of producing a "cleaner" beer. In summary, and ultimate effect, to kräusen a beer is to add carbonation to it.