Berliner weisse

Quirks of Brewing: Kettle Souring

(Photo by Daniel Hartis) The islands of wild and sour ales are, like Borneo or Madagascar, exotic and remote. For

Born Again in Berlin

The laboratory door was shut tight, but the people who weren’t supposed to be there took the precaution of disguising

Berliner Weisse

In recent years, there has been a particular fondness for brews with “extreme” qualities. Intense hoppiness, rugged roasted flavors, wild

The Wild Side

Those of us fortunate enough to have experienced the North American beer renaissance would never have imagined anything like this

Sour Ale

With this issue All About Beer launches a new column called Your Next Beer. The goal of this column is

A Dirty Half-Dozen Off Flavors

While we all wish it weren’t so, you will sometimes encounter off-flavors in beer. Poor brewhouse technique, problems during fermentation

A guide to German wheat beers

Weizen This is German for wheat, but is the generally accepted term for a wheat beer, or a weissbier. Weissbier

101 Must-Taste Beers

If you love beer, this is a glorious time. Some of the best beer ever made is being made now,