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John Holl

John Holl is the Senior Editor of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®. Email tips and story suggestions to [email protected].

Beercation: Nashville, Tennessee

The metro area is booming, with countless cranes on the horizon and traffic to match. Still, this city has managed to retain its Southern charm. The brewing industry has risen with the times. It’s time to go drinking in Nashville.

A Different Kind of Beer Boot

L.L. Bean, the boot, clothing, and outdoor gear company, partnered with a number of local breweries to highlight small-batch craftsmanship as well as their surroundings.

The Best 18 Beers of 2018

We were busy this past year tasting beers that were sent to our office, shared at a bar, brewery or pub, and poured at festivals around the world. It’s difficult but rewarding work and we’re pleased to present our editors picks for top beers of 2018.

Podcast Episode 54: The Best 18 Beers of 2018: A Peek Behind the Curtain on How Beers Are Selected

In this special edition of the podcast be among the first to hear the breweries who made the list and why, and get a peek behind the curtain on how beers are selected.

Podcast Episode 53: J. Wakefield Brewing: Staying on the Cutting Edge of Brewing

What fruits work best when it comes to brewing a Florida-weisse? J. Wakefield has the answer in this week's podcast. The celebrated homebrewer turned pro also talks about his love of stouts, the art of collaboration and much more.

The Future of Lagers

One of the great challenges brewers will have to tackle in the coming years is how will they honor tradition with lagers and pilsners while also forging new paths forward, as they’ve done with styles such as India pale ale.

Your Next-Morning Beer: Two Familiar Brands Collaborate on a Coffee Porter

Dunkin’, the doughnut-and-coffee chain, has connected and collaborated with another New England institution, Harpoon Brewery, to create a coffee-infused porter that will be available through the end of the year.

Podcast Episode 51: Anderson Valley's Fal Allen: Lessons Learned from Brewing Goses

From the best kinds of salts to use to how it can mess up some brewing equipment, there's no one better to talk about gose than Fal Allen. This week he talks about his new book that focuses on the style, what he's learned brewing them at Anderson Valley.

Special Ingredient: Brewing Dandelion Infused Beers with Afterthought Brewing

Next time you’re planning a spring or early summer homebrewing session and you look out onto the lawn and see dandelions popping up, don’t hit them with the mower. Gather a bunch and add them to a saison recipe.

Breakout Brewer: Brewery Silvaticus Ales & Lagers

Proving that experience is the best teacher, Jay Bullen, a homebrewer turned pro who has bounced from one side of the country to the other, recently settled in northern Massachusetts and is now focused on creating traditional styles.