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Herb And Spice Beer

Herb beers use herbs or spices (derived from roots, seeds, fruits, vegetable, flowers, etc.) other than or in addition to hops to create a distinct (ranging from subtle to intense) character, though individual characters of herbs and/or spices used may not always be identifiable. under hopping often, but not always, allows the spice or herb to contribute to the flavor profile. positive evaluations are significantly based on perceived balance of flavors. note: chili-flavored beers that emphasize heat rather than chili flavor should be entered as a "spiced" beer. a statement by the brewer explaining what herbs or spices are used is essential in order for fair assessment in competitions. specifying a style upon which the beer is based may help evaluation. if this beer is a classic style with an herb or spice, the brewer should specify the classic style. if no chocolate or coffee category exists in a competition, then chocolate and coffee beers should be entered in this category.

Why Only Craft Beers?

The number one reason is craft beer tastes better than the "beer water" that is mass produced and mass marketed by the big beer companies. Craft beer tastes better because craft brewers spend their time focusing the quality of their beer rather than focusing on their marketing campaigns and stock prices.

Oh yeah! Craft beers can pack a punch. Most craft beers range from 5-10% ABV, but some can reach 20%, 30%, and even 40% ABV.