Not only does he believe that hops are the rock stars of the beer world, but James Arkell, master of the Worshipful Company of Brewers and chairman of the 170-year-old family-owned Arkell’s brewery in Wiltshire, England, goes one step further, saying “they add romance to beer.” While the acreage for hops grown in the United... View Article
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Styles Features Examining the Mysteries of an Annual Harvest November 14, 2014 - Heather Vandenengel
For America’s brewers, the hop harvest is like Christmas. From about mid-August until the end of September, hops—the female cones of the plant Humulus lupulus that contribute to a beer’s aroma, flavor and bitterness—are picked, dried and baled or made into pellets and safely stored for breweries to use in the following months and years.... View Article
Web Only September 5, 2014 - Aubrey Laurence
BONNERS FERRY, ID—From certain vantage points in the Kootenai River Valley of northern Idaho, Elk Mountain Farm looks like a rippling sea of green that extends into the distance, surrounded by three mountain ranges—the Selkirks, the Cabinets and the Purcells. “The first time I saw it, it took my breath away,” says Goose Island brewmaster... View Article
Brewing Features - Full Pints Exploring the History and Mystery of Flavor Hops May 1, 2013 - Stan Hieronymus
Writing a manual on hops in 1877, British agricultural authority P.L. Simmonds praised those grown around the town of Spalt in Bavaria. “The products are of a high reputation, and are the Chateau Lafitte, the Clos de Vougent, and the Johannisberg, as it were, of hops of continental growths,” he wrote. He didn’t offer a... View Article
What's Brewing April 3, 2013 - Staff
DURANGO, CO—Ska Brewing Co. today announced the annual release of Mexican Logger, its seasonal Mexican-style lager. The namesake beer of the Mexican Logger Superhero Carlos Javier—from Ska’s original comic book story and business plan—will hit shelves, decks and patios in Colorado and around the country on April 17.
New on the Shelves March 1, 2013 - Staff
PORTLAND, OR—Widmer Brothers Brewing teamed up with a soccer fan club to brew a limited-edition beer honoring the Portland Timbers of Major League Soccer.