Turning Brewery Challenges into Growth

Take advantage of automation opportunities to improve production, reduce human intervention, and maintain quality and safety in your brewery.

By: Chris Costlow, Sachiko Niki, Yokogawa (Sponsored)

Special Ingredient: Kimchi

It can be a polarizing dish for those who didn’t grow up with it, but there are some affinities between certain styles of beer and this fermented Korean favorite. Can you brew with it? Of course you can.

By: Joe Stange


Special Ingredient: Pickle Juice

At Manchester’s Beermoth, the Casks, Kegs, Bottles, and Snacks Take Flight

From our Love Handles files on the world’s great beer bars: In Manchester, England, Café Beermoth is a Belgian-inspired bar offering a wide selection in an array of formats ... and sausage rolls, too.

By: Matthew Curtis


Whitelock’s Ale House Is at the Heart of Leeds and Its Story

Recipe: Flix El Paso Paydirt Pete’s Pilsner

Jono Gaytan, head brewer at Flix Brewhouse in El Paso, Texas, says this easygoing pale lager that features Idaho 7 is “meant to be enjoyed during college football games or mowing the lawn.” (Or, no doubt, during a movie at Flix.)

By: Johnathan “Jono” Gaytan


Embrace Hoppy Lager (By Whatever Name)

Podcast Episode 354: No Limits! Dave Pascual of Big Dogs Plays His Medal-Winning Cards Close to the Vest

With 10 GABF medals (including four golds) and three World Beer Cup medals (two more golds) to their name, this Las Vegas brewery has cracked the competition code and figured out how to win big.

By: Jamie Bogner

Previewing ProMach Craft Beer Solutions at This Year’s Craft Brewer’s Conference

At this year’s Craft Brewers Conference in Las Vegas, our brands will be bringing the latest in processing and packaging technology tailored toward the craft-beer industry. Come visit us and meet with the subject-matter experts of the industry!

By: ProMach Craft Beer Solutions (Sponsored)

Fun and Flavorful Pastry Stouts with Great Notion | Brewing Course

Lara Hargrave, lead brewer at Great Notion in Portland, Oregon, takes us on a journey through the production of big, whimsical, indulgent, nostalgia-inducing dessert-inspired stouts.

By: Lara Hargrave

Elevate Your Brewery with Arryved Brewery Management

Grab a cold one and let’s dive into the wonderful world of brewery management software.

By: Arryved (Sponsored)

Recipe: Keeping Together Thoughts Without a Thinker

This mixed-culture saison with oranges, Earl Grey tea, and saffron scored a 99/100 with our blind panel and delighted our editorial team, who named it one of their Best 20 Beers in 2023.

By: Averie Swanson


The Best 20 Beers in 2023

Gearhead: The Enviable Lightness of Craft Lager

What does it mean to worship at the altar of crisp? For brewers, it means special attention to technique and to the cellar.

By: John M. Verive


Gearing Up to Brew Lager

Make Your Best Kentucky Common

Kentucky common is a smooth, drinkable, light-amber hybrid that’s closer to Kölsch, cream ale, and California common than it is to Jack Daniels.

By: Josh Weikert


Recipe: Spelunker Kentucky Common Ale

Podcast Episode 353: Viva Las Vegas! Able Baker’s Matt Marino Goes All-In on Modern West Coast–Style IPA

High-gravity brewing, extreme attenuation, pilsner malt, modern hop products, and non-diacetyl-producing yeast all figure into the ways that this Las Vegas brewery produces its compelling—and top-selling—West Coast–style IPA, Atomic Duck.

By: Jamie Bogner

In Pursuit of Hop Magic to Broaden the Reach of Craft

Has craft beer reached its apex? We’re confident that the answer is an emphatic No! Many people have yet to find a beer that they feel was made for them. Hop varieties abound; however, a broader array of hop profiles (both in flavor and structure) will help brewers reach these untapped consumers.

By: Indie Hops (Sponsored)

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