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Podcast Episode #45: Fifth Hammer's Chris Cuzme: Keeping the Homebrewing Spirit Alive

This week he discusses brewing seasonally and with special ingredients, how music can impact beer, and the benefits and limitations of brewing in a major city.

A Coolship Is Anything You Want It to Be

How one brewery in Florida used an iconic car to create a coolship like no other, and how you can find inspiration for spontaneously fermented ale in the strangest places.

Brewers’ Beers: Pros Pick Their Five Fave Lagers

Many brewers will say that lager is their go-to style. It’s the refreshing beer they need after a long day brewing and the perfect session companion to days at the bar with friends and coworkers. We asked five brewers to share their lager picks.

Horchata Stouts: Ready for a Close-Up

Brewers on the pastry-stout kick are looking for new sugary veins to mine, and it seems like they've gone south of the border, incorporating the flavors of a long-beloved sweet drink.

Fire at Weyermann Malting Facility

The early morning fire occurred inside a kiln and was quickly put under control. There were no injuries reported.

Special Ingredient: Brewers Licorice

It’s bold, and if you use too much of it, you’ll get burned. Brewer’s licorice is a potent ingredient that adds that well-known spice kick to a beer without having to use star anise or fennel.

Podcast Episode #43: Wallenpaupack Brewery's CJ Penzone: The Brewery's Story in Four Beers

CJ Penzone, the head brewer at Wallenpaupack Brewery in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains talks about making beers for locals, responding to seasonal spikes, and how one classic style has captured a new generation of drinkers.

Everyone is Drinking Hard Seltzer. Here's How You Can Make it at Home.

The most recent flavored malt beverage trend seems to be clear, carbonated, and likely flavored alcoholic seltzer. Is there a way to make it at home or is store-bought the way to go?

Great Beer Bars in Calgary, Richmond, and Jersey City

Here are the three beer bars that we explored in the “Love Handles” department in Issue 26 (June/July 2018) of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®.

Breakout Brewer: Troon Brewing Co.

Troon Brewing is a small brewery that sits in an old barn on 800 acres in New Jersey’s rolling farmland. The beers produced are largely hazy IPAs, and more and more, they are being traded, checked-in, and closely examined.