THE SOUR HOUR

Sour beers have boomed in popularity in the past couple of years. However, before modern sanitation practices and refrigeration, all beer was sour to a degree. Here are some awesome sour beers.

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IT'S BEER SEASON

So, I've broken out the shorts and that can only mean one thing, its spring time in Arkansas! Its heating up, Travelers season is starting, and porch weather is officially upon us. The beer I drink is based on the weather and I've got some new and old local favorites that are sure to keep you cool when you're doing all your favorite activities this spring and summer.

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THE BEER TRAVELER: CHICAGO EDITION

I had the pleasure of going to the Windy City in March for a nice little getaway. Amid the sightseeing and copious amounts of deep dish pizza, I got to check out a few breweries. Off Color Brewing and Ballast Point's Chicago location were two of those I got to visit.

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LOCAL BREWERIES

Those of us who live in Little Rock but have spent time traveling outside the state have almost certainly drawn the same conclusion: as cities go, Little Rock is, true to its name, rather tiny in comparison. That’s not to say our city lacks charm, personality, or modern and historical significance, but compared to semi-nearby cities like Dallas, St. Louis, or even Memphis, it can feel like a quaint hamlet in comparison.

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THE BEER OF OUR LORD

Monks have had a hand in the beer making process for hundreds of years, going back to the 12th century. A Trappist beer MUST be made by monks within the walls of an abbey and must be certified by the International Trappist Association. As it stands, there are 11 Trappist breweries that are allowed to have the Authentic Trappist Product stamp on their labels. Six are in Belgium, two in the Netherlands, one in Austria, one in Italy and one in the USA. Fortunately, at Colonial, three Authentic Trappist breweries are available.

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BEER: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

Beer styles can be confusing, and sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference between them. Depending on the brewery, brewers will have different answers for your questions about styles. The lines get quite blurry. Fear not! This is a quick guide to telling the difference between the many beer styles available at Colonial.

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