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Brewers Association’s J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham: Making Craft Beer (and Brewing) Relevant and Accessible to Wider Audiences

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White Rabbit Brown Ale Recipe

American Brown Ale is a classic of the early craft and homebrewing world, and in a perfect world, you’d have a great version of it on tap at all times.

Breakout Brewer: Pulpit Rock Brewing Co.

Pulpit Rock Brewing Co. is a story of two brewers who want to work in small batches, find creative paths for new recipes, and be part of a local community rather than ride another brewery’s momentum.

Podcast Episode 83: Brewers Association’s J. Nikol Jackson-Beckham: Making Craft Beer (and Brewing) Relevant and Accessible to Wider Audiences

Diversity in the craft beer industry still has a long way to go, but steps are being taken to make the beverage more inclusive.

The Historical Decline of Porter (Video Tip)

Mike Karnowski is here to talk about how the World Wars played into the decline of porter and the rise of stouts.


Five Brewers Share Their Favorite Wood Aged Beers

There’s a lot of beer in a lot of wood these days. How do you know what rises above the masses? Ask a brewer. We asked a few of our favorite brewers and brewing professionals to share their recommendations on wood-aged beers.

BY: John Holl

Pick Six: James Dugan & Andy Miller

Which beers stoked James Dugan and Andy Miller passion for brewing? The mad geniuses of Great Notion Brewing in Portland, Oregon like a mix of craft classics and cutting-edge favorites for their Pick Six.

Ask The Experts: Why does my beer taste like corn?

Homebrew expert Brad Smith, author of the Beersmith homebrewing software and the voice behind the Beersmith podcast, addresses the question of the corn-like off flavor in your beer.

Buckwheat ESB Honey Ale Recipe

In the strictest sense of the word, honey ales don’t have a “style.” In the 2015 BJCP Style Guidelines, they probably best fall into category 31B, Alternative Sugar Beer, assuming that honey is the only specialty ingredient used.

The United States of Spontaneity

Brewers are forging their own paths from the long-traveled spontaneous-fermentation road. Where they will end up is anyone’s guess, but it’s shaping up to be a remarkable journey.

BY: John Holl

Podcast Episode 82: pFriem Family Brewers’ Josh Pfriem: Nuance and Subtlety is the Key in Everything from Pilsner to Wood-Aged Sours

For Josh pFriem of pFriem Family Brewers, every beer they make—from Pilsner to wood-aged sour—expresses a brewing philosophy that prizes nuance and depth.

Brewing Just Like Bell’s

The Michigan brewer behind beers such as Two Hearted Ale and Oberon Ale recently released for the first time their house yeast, enabling homebrewers to make accurate clone brews or experiment.

BY: John Holl

Appreciating Historical Porter Styles (Video Tip)

In this video tip Mike Karnowski spends some time discussing historical porters and their flavors.

Get Sideways: Brewers Turn to Horizontal Tanks

Lager brewing is technical and unforgiving, but today’s independent brewers are taking up the challenge and employing horizontal lagering tanks, vessels more common in the breweries of the world’s biggest brands, to keep their yeast happy.

Learning Lab: The Foundations of Malt

Base malts are the foundation of beer. It’s worthwhile to have a sense of the trade-offs your extract supplier made. As a bonus, this mini-batch experiment is a good introduction to mashing.