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Strong, smoky, and seasonal

By Ann Cortissoz
Globe Staff / December 22, 2004

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One way to make a beer stronger is to concentrate the liquid by freezing out the water. Legend has it, writes Horst Dornbusch in ''Prost!," his book about German beer, that this method was discovered around 1890 when a tired brewery apprentice left some casks of fermented bock beer out in the cold (what, you thought Budweiser invented ice beer?). ... (Full article: 396 words)

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