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The Real History Of The IPA

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The Real History Of The IPA

By Pints Templars Staff Blogger David Drury   Ah, the IPA…the hopped up creature that has become a must-make for every brewery. The best selling beer style has many followers (myself included) and almost just as many haters. But the deliciously bitter beer we enjoy today has a long history and has under gone many changes since the first mention of it some 230 years ago.   Most people know that the IPA, or India Pale Ale, got its name from the journey it had to take. The British Empire they needed to ship beer all across the globe and,...

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A Museum For Us! The Beer Museum

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A Museum For Us! The Beer Museum

By Templars Guest Blogger Connor Wrenn In spite of beer’s rich historical ties to human civilization, it’s very difficult to find a museum dedicated to man’s favorite fermentable beverage. Three Austinites are looking to change that. Matt Benevidez, Virginia Benevidez and Cameron Paxton run The Beer Museum, a traveling exhibit dedicated to showcasing ancient beer artifacts and teach patrons a thing or two about beer history. The pioneers of Austin’s Beer Museum. From left to right: Matt Benevidez, Virginia Benevidez, Cameron Paxton Photo Credit: Adam Kneisler The story of the museum itself started with a challenge. Virginia wanted to drink...

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The Earliest Known Beer Recipes Found In Ancient History

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The Earliest Known Beer Recipes Found In Ancient History

By Templars Founder JP Perkins I would like to start with the earliest known beer recipes found in ancient history; think cuneiform, ancient Egypt, and Mesopotamia.The Earliest Known Beer Recipes Found in Ancient History Beer is one of those universal drinks that breaks down barriers. There are no words needed when two friends or a group of friends sit down for a beer. It is a universal sign of bonding, celebration, or just relaxing. We know beer comes in many shapes, sizes, tastes, and forms. Beer has a rich and distinct modern history. From the late 1500’s when Queen Elizabeth...

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PT Gear - The Templars Beer Library!

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PT Gear - The Templars Beer Library!

By Editor In Chief/Lord of Words Ed M Morris In an effort to offer what we think are useful products in the Pints Templars store, we have added books to the line up. Here are a few examples of what we have added.   The History of Beer: Beer In America The Early Years   Brewing Recipes: How To Brew Brewing Companies & How To Start Your Own: Beyond The Pale - The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. So You Want To Start A Brewery? For a full listing of the books avalible in the Templars Beer Library, please...

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Beer & History: The Public House in America

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Beer & History: The Public House in America

By Staff Blogger Ryan Hieronymus     While the pubs of today don’t hold the same significance as in Colonial times, the importance of the tavern in American history can’t be overlooked.  The idea of the public house was brought to America from Europe as the settlers arrived, but as we’ve done with other traditions it became distinctly American overtime.  “The taverns also gave us our current cup and spoon measuring system. Europeans favored scales, but Americans, even then, always eager to get back to work and therefore in a hurry, demanded faster service. So the innkeepers resorted to measuring...

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