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The Hops Revolution: How Fresh Hop Farming Is Changing the Beer Industry

By Erik Sauve   Hello everyone! My name is Erik Sauve, the Vice President at Sauve and Son Farms. Our farm is located in...

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Spike A-Z Beer Glossary

Spike A-Z Beer Glossary

Whether you're an aspiring homebrewer, an experienced craft beer enthusiast, or a professional brewmaster, we've compiled this A-to-Z list of resources, products, and informative articles to assist you on your...

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Top 10 Reasons to Brew Beer at Home

Top 10 Reasons to Brew Beer at Home

By Josh Lindquist Unleashing a cascade of bubbles, a shimmering amber allure, and a symphony of flavors - that's the magic of beer. But what if I told you, the...

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How to Create Your Own Beer Recipe

How to Create Your Own Beer Recipe

By Matt Dailey Creating a simple, easy to brew recipe, doesn’t have to be difficult. This blog will cover a brief overview of how to best choose a beer style...

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Brewing Solo: A Beginner's Guide to Homebrewing with the Spike Solo Brewing System

By Josh Lindquist Imagine the satisfaction of popping open a beer you crafted yourself, right at home. Each bubble, each amber-hued liquid swirl, and every nuanced flavor is your creation....

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The Hops Revolution: How Fresh Hop Farming Is Changing the Beer Industry

By Erik Sauve   Hello everyone! My name is Erik Sauve, the Vice President at Sauve and Son Farms. Our farm is located in...

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Spike A-Z Beer Glossary

Spike A-Z Beer Glossary

Whether you're an aspiring homebrewer, an experienced craft beer enthusiast, or a professional brewmaster, we've compiled this A-to-Z list of resources, products, and informative articles to assist you on your...

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Vegan in the Name of Sustainability: Make Vegan Beer

Vegan in the Name of Sustainability: Make Vegan Beer

By Nick Kocis Dead Bird Brewing Company is Wisconsin’s only all vegan brewery and winery, and believe me, I’m aware of the irony of that. I’m...

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Beer Keg Guide: From Brewery to Tap

Beer Keg Guide: From Brewery to Tap

By Peter Morrissey There’s just something inherently cool about being able to pour your own beer at home from a tap just like you see at your favorite bar or...

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The Expert's Guide To Cider And Hard Cider

The Expert's Guide To Cider And Hard Cider

By Ethan Keller My name is Ethan Keller, owner and cidermaker at Cache Cider in Milwaukee, WI. Today we’ll chat about a winemaker’s approach...

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Brews Without the Buzz: Your Guide to Non-Alcoholic Beer

Brews Without the Buzz: Your Guide to Non-Alcoholic Beer

By Josh Lindquist Lately non-alcoholic beer is all the rave, so we decided to jump on that train and take a closer look at brews without the buzz.   ...

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Top 10 Reasons to Brew Beer at Home

Top 10 Reasons to Brew Beer at Home

By Josh Lindquist Unleashing a cascade of bubbles, a shimmering amber allure, and a symphony of flavors - that's the magic of beer. But what if I told you, the...

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What are Hops and Why are They Important in Beer Brewing

What are Hops and Why are They Important in Beer Brewing

By Matt Dailey Hops are flowers, or cones, that typically grow on a vine of the female hop plant. Hops are used for bittering, flavor, aroma, and also help preserve...

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Beer Grains & Malt: The Complete Guide For Homebrewers

By Dan Bies  As brewing enthusiasts we are all aware of the importance of malt in beer, it provides flavors, color, body, and is the main food source...

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Low Oxygen Practices for Hoppy Beers

By Matthew Bush  Crafting the perfect hoppy beer requires a lot of attention to detail,...

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