Educationhttp://sf.hopsy.beer/educationCarbonation Differences in BeerThu, 10 Mar 2016 11:35:53 -0800http://sf.hopsy.beer/education/carbonation_differences_in_beerhttp://sf.hopsy.beer/education/carbonation_differences_in_beer<p><img src="//d1eer3ufss94xv.cloudfront.net/image/cache/catalog/assets/carbo_thumbnail-250x250.png" /></p> We often hear people discussing the flavors and aromas of beers. We comment on their appearance and maltiness and talk about hop profiles using incr... <a href="http://sf.hopsy.beer/education/carbonation_differences_in_beer">Read More</a>Beer? Delicious! Cheese? Delicious!Sun, 06 Mar 2016 13:54:13 -0800http://sf.hopsy.beer/education/beer_delicious_cheese_delicioushttp://sf.hopsy.beer/education/beer_delicious_cheese_delicious<p><img src="//d1eer3ufss94xv.cloudfront.net/image/cache/Beer-cheese-1-250x250.jpg" /></p> What goes great with beer besides fried chicken, pizza, patios, good company, and more beer? The answer is cheese of course. It might not be the fir... <a href="http://sf.hopsy.beer/education/beer_delicious_cheese_delicious">Read More</a>Stouts: The Power of the Dark SideWed, 24 Feb 2016 16:51:37 -0800http://sf.hopsy.beer/education/stouts_the_power_of_the_dark_sidehttp://sf.hopsy.beer/education/stouts_the_power_of_the_dark_side<p><img src="//d1eer3ufss94xv.cloudfront.net/image/cache/stout_hero-250x250.jpg" /></p> St. Patrick’s Day is a few weeks away, and if any beer is synonymous with this boozy holiday, it’s Guinness. Thirsty revelers throw back an estimate... <a href="http://sf.hopsy.beer/education/stouts_the_power_of_the_dark_side">Read More</a>If clothes make the man, glass makes the beerThu, 18 Feb 2016 14:44:16 -0800http://sf.hopsy.beer/education/if_clothes_make_the_man_glass_makes_the_beerhttp://sf.hopsy.beer/education/if_clothes_make_the_man_glass_makes_the_beer<p><img src="//d1eer3ufss94xv.cloudfront.net/image/cache/178571-spiegelau-craft-beer-tasting-glasses-b11_2-250x250.jpg" /></p> Have you ever wondered why all beer isn’t constantly served in those giant German beer boots? Besides the fact that we would be super drunk (and awe... <a href="http://sf.hopsy.beer/education/if_clothes_make_the_man_glass_makes_the_beer">Read More</a>Breaking down sour brewsWed, 17 Feb 2016 14:30:14 -0800http://sf.hopsy.beer/education/Breaking_down_sour_brewshttp://sf.hopsy.beer/education/Breaking_down_sour_brews<p><img src="//d1eer3ufss94xv.cloudfront.net/image/cache/sour_beers-250x250.jpg" /></p> Sour beers are stepping into the spotlight, and what was once a niche type of brew is enjoying some fresh popularity. If you haven’t tried your firs... <a href="http://sf.hopsy.beer/education/Breaking_down_sour_brews">Read More</a>Back from the dead: the rise of the IPAMon, 08 Feb 2016 19:23:06 -0800http://sf.hopsy.beer/education/back_from_the_dead_the_rise_of_the_ipahttp://sf.hopsy.beer/education/back_from_the_dead_the_rise_of_the_ipa<p><img src="//d1eer3ufss94xv.cloudfront.net/image/cache/catalog/assets/ipa-250x250.png" /></p> Three little letters dominate the beer world: IPA. This now prolific style hasn’t always been the king of craft beer: just a few decades ago, the In... <a href="http://sf.hopsy.beer/education/back_from_the_dead_the_rise_of_the_ipa">Read More</a>Hop to it, Pliny the Younger is BackThu, 04 Feb 2016 23:14:00 -0800http://sf.hopsy.beer/education/hop_to_it_pliny_the_younger_is_backhttp://sf.hopsy.beer/education/hop_to_it_pliny_the_younger_is_back<p><img src="//d1eer3ufss94xv.cloudfront.net/image/cache/catalog/assets/pliny-the-younger-250x250.gif" /></p> SF Beer Week may be over, but our hoppiest times are still ahead.    If you’ve been in certain grocery stores and bottleshops on the right day of ... <a href="http://sf.hopsy.beer/education/hop_to_it_pliny_the_younger_is_back">Read More</a>Stop giving your craft beer the cold shoulderSat, 30 Jan 2016 18:40:49 -0800http://sf.hopsy.beer/education/stop_giving_your_craft_beer_the_cold_shoulderhttp://sf.hopsy.beer/education/stop_giving_your_craft_beer_the_cold_shoulder<p><img src="//d1eer3ufss94xv.cloudfront.net/image/cache/catalog/assets/Alameda Island Brewing Company (64 of 74)-250x250.jpg" /></p> The ideal temperature to serve beer, contrary to what mass-market beer commercials will tell you, is not always ice-ice cold, baby. For centuries, b... <a href="http://sf.hopsy.beer/education/stop_giving_your_craft_beer_the_cold_shoulder">Read More</a>Why should we care about fresh beer?Thu, 28 Jan 2016 00:24:30 -0800http://sf.hopsy.beer/education/why_should_you_care_about_fresh_beerhttp://sf.hopsy.beer/education/why_should_you_care_about_fresh_beer<p><img src="//d1eer3ufss94xv.cloudfront.net/image/cache/catalog/assets/Restaurant_6-250x250.jpg" /></p> If you’re like many beer drinkers, when you need to stock your fridge for the Superbowl or bring drinks to a friend’s gathering, you pick up a coupl... <a href="http://sf.hopsy.beer/education/why_should_you_care_about_fresh_beer">Read More</a>