The Perfect Pour

The Perfect Pour

Pouring beer is an art. How you put that beer in your glass can change in not-so-subtle ways how your beer tastes, smells and feels. Doing it right allows the flavors of the beer to fully emerge. For the best drinking experience it is essential that you have the right beer poured right.

What four primary ingredients are used to make beer?

What four primary ingredients are used to make beer?

Though used in varying proportions depending on the style being made, ALL beer is made from grainhopsyeast, and water. That’s it! In the hands of a skilled brew master these four simple ingredients can be transformed into a unique work of brewing art. There are hundreds of beer styles, thousands of breweries and tens of thousands of unique beers – all generated from these simple ingredients. The ever increasing number of new brewers are pushing beer creativity to new heights. With the addition of other ingredients – like spices or fruits – the flavor combinations are endless. As brewers continue to innovate, the future, for beer drinkers, is very good.

How Many Beer Styles Are There?

How Many Beer Styles Are There?

This is a great question. Understanding the answer will go a long way in helping you find the beer you love most, making it easier to navigate the ever expanding choices at the tap. Including all the major beer styles and all of their sub-styles, there are believed to be over 100 different beer styles in the world.

Ale vs Lager - What's the Difference? 

Ale vs Lager - What's the Difference? 

As a beer lover, this is the best of times to be alive - with local breweries opening everywhere and so much great craft beer available. However, in the face of this abundance, it would be easy to feel overwhelmed by the choices: pilsners, IPAs, bocks, browns, stouts, porters and so on.

Each of these styles are uniquely wonderful, but it can be overwhelming to understand them all. So, let’s take a step back for a moment…

Your Beer Education Begins

Your Beer Education Begins

Don’t worry, Craft Brew U is school as you wish it would have been. Here, we all major in beer! There are no tests, but we will have homework, which will consist of drinking beer (to better understand what we have learned).

What is Craft Beer?

What is Craft Beer?

Every year, numerous craft breweries go on tap, giving beer lovers more choices than ever (a good thing in our opinion). However, with all the talk of craft beer one must ask: What is craft beer?

Embrace Independence with us

Embrace Independence with us

On your next visit to our tap room, you'll notice an emblem of a large flag with 13 hops positioned in a circle with the slogan, “Embrace Independence.” Our team receives many inquiries on “what does it mean?” or “what are you embracing independence from?”

Don't Fear Dark Beer

Don't Fear Dark Beer

Welcome to Craft Brew U, our blog on the art of craft beer. Every week we’ll take a look at interesting beer styles, discuss key ingredients, answer common questions about beer and offer insights to help you fully enjoy the beer revolution.

 

Welcome to Craft Brew U

Welcome to Craft Brew U

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Craft Brew U is the university of Red Arrow Tap Room. Our mission is to educate on craft beer and provide content that makes craft beer approachable and fun. Craft Brew U delivers classroom sessions at our tap room and also provides online educational content.

Interested in a private beer class? Click here to learn more.

Pour your own, sit back and drink knowledge. Embrace independence with us!

Embrace Independence,

Joseph B. Tota, CEO, Red Arrow Tap Room

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