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The Food Beracha Rishona Beracha Achrona
ale shehakol borei nefashos[1]
all bran (cereal) shehakol borei nefashos
almond (including chocolate covered) haeitz borei nefashos
almond delight (cereal) mezonos al hamichya
alpha bits (cereal) mezonos al hamichya
anchovies shehakol borei nefashos
apple haeitz borei nefashos
apple cider shehakol borei nefashos
apple juice shehakol borei nefashos
apple pie
  without k'vias s'udah mezonos al hamichya
  with kvias s'udah hamotzee Bircas Ha'mazon
apple raisin crisp (cereal) mezonos al hamichya
apple sauce (strained) shehakol borei nefashos
apple sauce (unstrained) haeitz borei nefashos
apple sticks (dietary snack) haeitz borei nefashos
apple strudel mezonos borei nefashos
apricot haeitz borei nefashos
apricot jam/jelly
  with fruit pieces haeitz borei nefashos
  without fruit pieces shehakol borei nefashos
apricot nectar shehakol borei nefashos
apricot preserves (with fruit pieces) haeitz borei nefashos
arbes (chickpeas) haadama borei nefashos
artichoke haadama borei nefashos
asparagus haadama borei nefashos
asparagus soup haadama borei nefashos
aspirin no bracha no bracha
aspirin, children's (if pleasant tasting) shehakol no bracha
aubergine haadama borei nefashos
avocado haeitz borei nefashos [2]

1. Ale is a type of beer made from malted barley. S"A 204:1 rules that beer is Shehakol and not Mezonot and the Mishna Brurah 204:16 explains that it is Shehakol becasue it is made into a drink (this is based on Tosfot Brachot 38a D"H Haiy). Halachos of Brachos (Rabbi Bodner, pg 450) and Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384) both rule that ale is Shehakol and Boreh Nefashot.

2. Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359), Birkat Eliyahu (pg 37), Halachos of Brochos (Rabbi Bodner pg 396, chapter 22), Yalkut Yosef (Klalei Sefer Brachot pg 208-214)



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