Craft Beer & Brewing

Best in Beer 2019 Readers' Choice: Best Beers of the Year

For our Best in Beer 2019 issue, we asked you to tell us your favorite beers—that's it. No qualifications, no multiple choice. Here's how you voted.

Troubadour Maltings’ Chris Schooley on Understanding the Fine Details of Malt and the Process Behind It (Podcast Episode 109)

The Cofounder of the Fort Collins, Colorado craft maltster dives deep into the science of malt from field to fermenter.

Video Tip: Harvesting Lacto from the Kettle

In this clip from our full video course on kettle-souring, Resident Culture's Chris Tropeano discusses pulling lactic bacteria from the bottom of the kettle for re-pitching in future beers.

Recipe: Crux Australis

In case the colder months get you down, this brightly hopped wheat beer offers a taste of Southern sunshine.


Best in Beer 2019 Readers' Choice: Homebrew Gear

For our annual Best in Beer survey, we asked you about your favorite homebrew equipment, brands, and stores. The results are in.

Best in Beer 2019 Readers' Choice: Who Brews It Best?

For our Best in Beer 2019 issue, we asked for your favorite brewers of eight different styles of beer. Here are the results.

Podcast Episode 108: Civil Life's Dylan Mosley on Brewing Flavorful Session Beers

Civil Life Brewing (St. Louis, Missouri) is a brewer's brewery, and their focus on sessionable beers has made them local favorites. Learn more about how they build character and expression in small beers.

Beer Native

The Top 5 Quality Control Considerations for Modern Brewers

Beer Bars We Love in Seattle, Great Falls, and San Diego

In every issue our Love Handles department features three great beer bars. For Issue 34 we went to the Pine Box (Seattle), Stein Haus (Great Falls), and Small Bar (San Diego).

Make It: Tin Roof Juke Joint IPA

Nick Soulias of Tin Roof in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, says that yeast is key to accentuating hop character in "juicy" beers. He puts it to work here in their flagship IPA recipe.

Brewer’s Perspective: Using Lactose for Sweetness (Without the Cloy)

Scott Vaccaro of Captain Lawrence in Elmsford, New York, shares his insight on why lactose works and what it brings to IPA.

The Best 19 Beers of 2019

Our editors, writers, and blind-review panelists have tasted thousands of beers sent to our office, passed over a bar at a brewery or pub, and poured at festivals around the world. Here is the culmination of the best of those experiences.

Podcast Episode 107: The Best 19 Beers of 2019 Special Edition

What are the best beers of 2019 as named by the reviewers, critics, readers, and editors of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine? This special episode of the podcast walks through the stories behind the beers and the selections.

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Kettle-Souring with Resident Culture (Full Video)

In this 54-minute video, Chris Tropeano of Resident Culture Brewing goes in-depth on brewing kettle-soured beers with balance and complexity.