jordan’s bier-stube! a brief lesson on shandy’s

A shandy is essentially a mixed drink that uses beer and citrus (or other but predominantly citrus) flavored soda. There are many variants to what a shandy actually is. In a German Bier-Stube (German Beer Hall) you would order a Biermischgetränke, which translates to beer-based mixed drinks. The combination of the German style beer with […]

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patio pounders!

Since spring decided to show up a little early this year, and the weather has been getting so warm that the trees have been whistling for dogs, it’s high time to change up the contents of the beer fridge.   If you are like me, when the weather is this nice and “beer:30” seems to beckon […]

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the featured four: blue-haired beers

Over the last few months, I have been asked by many customers about aging beer.  The most frequently asked question is not how, but if it is possible and whether or not it really does improve the beer.  The simple answer is yes and it is delicious.  Now before you go cellaring some Coors Light […]

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the featured four: don’t tell the germans…

The Reinheitsgebot, also known as the German Beer Purity Law, states that water, barley, and hops are the only ingredients allowed in the production of beer.  Written in 1516, the law was updated in the 1800’s upon the discovery of the microorganisms involved in the brewing process, yeast.  It was not until 1988 that the […]

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Meet Nick!

I have been here for a few months now and am very excited to introduce myself as Vine & Table’s new Beer Manager. Being from Northern Michigan, I have spent the last 6 years trying any beer I can get my hands on, from domestic, to craft, to specialty imports. Beer has always been a […]

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