Barleywine: Big in Strength, Bold in Complexity


Barleywine is the original heavy hitter, characterized by its full body and high strength, usually between 8% and 12% ABV.…

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The Art and Science of Barrel-Aged Beer


BARRELS ARE INGREDIENTS TOO Barrel-aged beer, or beer aged in wine and spirits barrels, often develops unique, complex flavor profiles…

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On the Rise: Brewing with Rice


Here at Pure, we enjoy brewing with rice in certain beers. It makes for a dry beer with nice floral…

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The Story Behind Lief: How a Belgian Tradition Takes New Roots in San Diego


ORIGINAL SAN DIEGO FLAVORS STEEPED IN OLD TRADITION The very first brew we ever brewed–Lief–has origins way back, long before…

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What is a Real Ale anyway?


Have you ever tried cask beer or bottle conditioned beer? If so, then you’ve likely had “real ale”. But what…

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What is a Braggot Anyway?


So, what is a braggot anyway? Braggot is what happens when honey meets beer. Some say braggot is a beer…

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Natural Carbonation in Your Beer


Here at Pure we prefer our beers to be naturally carbonated whenever possible; we do this for taste and mouthfeel,…

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