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Pitching Rates for Lager (Video Tip)

In this video tip Ashleigh Carter, the brewmaster at Bierstadt Lagerhaus in Denver, talks about the importance of pitch rates in lagers.

Brewer's Perspective: Making a Consistent Pilsner

Consistency is key in making Pilsners, and that comes with continuously making adjustments to make sure you haven’t verged off the pre-determined path. Lars Larson, brewmaster at Trumer Brauerei shares his thoughts about being solely focused on Pilsner.

Loving Summer Blonde Ale Recipe

This blonde ale is more flavorful than your average “lawnmower” beer, so save it for after you mow. Once you dial in the recipe, this beer will get your non-beer-drinking friends started down the path to craft-beer obsession! And you’ll enjoy it, too.

Five on Five: Wheat Beers

Wheat beer is a diverse category, and personal preferences play a big role in picking the right one. We asked brewers to share their thoughts on wheat beers they enjoy. Here are their suggestions for the next wheat beer in your glass.

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Podcast Episode 96: Narrow Gauge Brewing Co.‘s Jeff Hardesty: Exploring Individuality and Expression in Hazy and Sour IPAs

The cofounder of St. Louis’ most popular brewer of progressive hazy styles shares the techniques and philosophy behind their sought-after beers, and debunks some misperceptions in the process.

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Techniques and Tips: Producing Superior Ales with All Sevens Brewing (Full Video)

All Sevens Brewing Head Brewer Dirk Hillegass takes you from grain to glass, offering practical tips to help you brew superior ales.

Playing the Secondary Beer Market

When it comes to rare or sought-after beers, some customers enjoy the thrill of the hunt and the satisfaction of opening and tasting the beer. Others seek get these treasures at the retail price, then resell them on the secondary market for profit.

BY: John Holl

Pick Six: Phil Wymore of Perennial Artisan Ale

The cofounder of Perennial Artisan Ales, as well as brewer who did his time at some of the better-known breweries of the Midwest, Phil Wymore has picked six beers that speak to his fondness for depth, stability, and creativity.

BY: John Holl

Sparging Hazy IPAs (Video Tip)

Jeff O’Neil of Industrial Arts Brewing shows off his lauter tun and talks about the sparging process and how it helps make delicious hazy IPAs.

Gearhead: Running A Warm Bottling Line

There are some breweries, especially those specializing in secondary fermentation, that are taking steps to warm the beer before it goes into the package. As they will tell you, it makes a big difference

BY: John Holl

Classic Weizenbock Recipe

A properly brewed weizenbock will have you experiencing intense malt and yeast flavors with enough alcohol to warm the body and soul.

Learning Lab: A Richer Palette with Specialty Grains

Let's affirm the importance of building malt complexity. By mixing up your base malts, bringing in rye or oats, or experimenting with specialty malts, you can bring depth and nuance to your beers, creating a knock-out recipe.

Podcast Episode 95: The Referend's James Priest: Process, Pitfalls, and Methodology When Brewing with a Mobile Coolship

The Referend Bier Blendery uses its own mobile coolship and other people's breweries to create spontaneously fermented beers. In this episode, founder James Priest talks about process, pitfalls, and working in the elements.

BY: John Holl

How to Find the Best Craft Beer and Breweries Near You

Brewee opens up a whole new world for beer lovers who want to seek out and enjoy the best and brightest breweries. It’s a great way to discover new spots in your neighborhood or during your journey in a different country.

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