Alcohol Knowledge Center

The Right Time To Harvest Hops (Expertly Explained)

Growing hops can be a demanding task because they’re typically fleshy underground stem plants that require some level of specialized care to cultivate them properly. They’re typically planted sometime in early spring or during the summer periods as the underground rhizomes require a balance of rain and sunshine to grow properly.  The right time to …

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The Right Way To Heat Sake (& Why It’s Served Warm)

Traditional Japanese rice alcohol known as Sake has a rich history that dates back to at least 300 BC. It’s the national beverage in Japan, and its rich history and importance mean that there’s a traditional way to serve and drink it.  Sake is traditionally heated in a warm water bath. Microwaving isn’t recommended because …

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How To Serve & Drink Mead The Right Way (Complete Guide)

Mead is a delightful alcoholic beverage made by fermenting honey. However, because it’s a less commonly consumed alcohol than wine and beer, you may wonder how to serve and drink it for the best effect. There isn’t a single correct method, but there are some helpful hints that you should know for the best experience.  …

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