Fermentation Anywhere: Brewers Experiment with Portable Coolshipsby John Holl
Brandon Jones was standing on the loading dock of Yazoo Brewing Co. in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, looking over the coolship that had just been delivered. It would soon go into the upper reaches of the brewery building, but Jones was already thinking about getting it out. While most coolships are built to stay in place, […]
In the Kitchen: Chicken and Wafflesby John Holl
A staple in the South, chicken and waffles is treated to a Northern spin in this recipe that evokes memories of Thanksgiving dinner. This any-time-of-day meal features roasted chicken instead of the usual down-home fried variety. While you can use prepared ingredients, make it from scratch for a rewarding experience that’s worth the effort. Pair […]
The Family Tree of Yeast
Per Kølster, who grows his own raw materials to brew beer in the countryside outside Copenhagen, Denmark, headed east several years ago to learn more about traditional farmhouse brewing. In Lithuania he made beer with a local farmer, and when it came time to pitch yeast, they walked to a neighboring farm to collect what […]
Hop Farmingby John Holl
At the end of February, the ground was too wet for Brian Tennis to get into his hop fields with heavy equipment. “Right now it’s quiet,” he says, after months of snow falling, melting, falling and melting. “But we’ll be out there as soon as we can and then it’s [nonstop] until the harvest.” He […]
The Creative World of Fake Beersby Mark Peters
Don’t you hate fake beer? I don’t mean “near beer”—beer that has an extremely low alcohol content. I mean beer you can’t actually drink because it doesn’t exist: Squinty Pete’s Backwash Brew, Tree Frog Beer and less absurdly named brands such as Escorpión (featured in “Casa de mi Padre”) and Skull Island (featured on “Dexter”). […]
Seasonal Disorder: The Disappearance of Spring Beer Stylesby Jeff Cioletti
At some point, when no one was really looking, an entire season just fell off the calendar. Think about it. Each year drinkers look forward to summer ales and autumn’s Oktoberfests and pumpkin beers. Then, as the air gets crisp and cold, the brews get spicy and boozy, with the arrival of winter warmers and […]
The Marketer and the Journalistby Christopher Shepard
Once upon a time an ad was an ad and a story was a story. Or at least that’s the fairy tale journalists like me tell ourselves. Really, though, salespeople have made a living off telling stories for at least as long as reporters have. But over the past five, maybe 10 years, I’ve heard […]
Pull Up A Stool With Matt Van Wykby John Holl
Matt Van Wyk has been brewing for nearly two decades, and always for someone else’s company. Last year he became one of three partners at Alesong Brewing & Blending in Eugene, Oregon. In a recent conversation on “After Two Beers,” a podcast with All About Beer Magazine editor John Holl, Van Wyk talked about the […]
Animal Advocacy Gets a Boost from Beerby Kristen Kuchar
Joe Dinan and Lisa McDonald had one goal when moving from Chicago to North Carolina: buy a small farm to rescue and foster animals. Their love for beer and passion for homebrewing didn’t get left behind, though, and it crept into their aspirations. “We talked about opening a brewery, and how cool if would be […]
Beer Weekend: 48 Hours in Dallasby Jennifer Simonson
Texas has no shortage of odd liquor laws. Texans have long had to deal with regulations that prohibit alcohol sales on Sunday, spawn hour-long beer runs in the middle of large dry counties and create a jigsaw puzzle of small “wet” and “dry” municipalities overlaying large urban areas. Growing up in Dallas, we learned at […]
Homebrewing with Hot Stones: How to Brew a Steinbierby Jesse Bussard
Last summer, I joined my local homebrew club, Bridger Brew Crew, on our annual camping trip. A mountain stream, clear weather, the backdrop of Montana’s Absaroka Range and the company of fellow homebrewers set the scene for the weekend. In that interim, I also became better acquainted with an ancient and loosely defined beer type […]
Politics aside, America is a nation bursting at the seams with people and places—and beers—that make it great. It’s a nation founded on big ideas, big endeavors and big cities (and bigger open prairies, woods and mountain ranges). From the giant redwoods to the Grand Canyon to, uh, the Super Bowl, this is the land […]
Brew Your Own Big Book of Homebrewingby John Holl
Brew Your Own Big Book of Homebrewing By Brew Your Own Magazine $21.99, Voyageur Press By the time this book gets to the actual recipes, you’ve already read more than 140 comprehensive pages that lay a solid foundation for how to make beer. From the pages and people behind the country’s foremost homebrewing magazine comes […]
Craft Obsession: The Social Rhetorics of Beerby John Holl
Craft Obsession: The Social Rhetorics of Beer By Jeff Rice $40, Southern Illinois University Press The digital space has become the global tavern where people of all stripes can gather and talk about issues important to them. In the case of this book by the Martha B. Reynolds Professor and chair of department of writing, […]
Blacks of Kinsale World’s End
Cocoa-bean husks and Madagascan vanilla pods are added to this beer’s imperial stout base.
Wicklow Wolf American Amber
This amber ale was the first beer released by Wicklow Wolf’s possibly homesick American brewer.
Karbach F.U.N. Series 015 Good Golly Miss Molly
The brewery’s imperial stout aged for over eight months in Jack Daniel’s barrels.
Great Raft You, Me and Everyone We Know
This American wild ale incorporates various strains of Brettanomyces and 600 pounds of Louisiana peaches.
Orpheus Serpent Bite
This dry-hopped release combines the brewery’s love of hops and sour beers. It was recently made a year-round offering.
Mason Ale Works Cash
A collaboration with Mostra Coffee using Costa Rican Aguas Claras coffee beans.
Conshohocken Type A IPA
This West-Coast-style IPA uses Citra, Mosaic and Simcoe hops along with pale and pilsner malts.
Magnify Maine Event IPA
This homage to Maine and its surroundings is hopped with Citra and Simcoe.