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Five on Five: Porter

Be it smoked, roasty, imperial, or traditional, there are plenty of great porters to be found on tap and on shelves. We asked five brewers and industry pros from around the country recommend their favorites.

Podcast Episode #32: Rodenbach’s Rudi Ghequire: Tradition, Time, and What’s Wrong With Some of Today’s Sour Beers

Rudi Ghequire, the brewmaster of Rodenbach recently sat down with senior editor John Holl to share his thoughts on the sensation of balance. They also discuss tradition, time, and what's wrong with some of today's sour beers.

Addressing the Question: Are Kids Welcome in Breweries?

As more breweries open and more craft customers have kids, it’s becoming more and more common to encounter little ones in tasting rooms. Good idea? Bad idea?

The Making of Breakfast Stout

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it’s no wonder Breakfast Stout and its variants from Founders Brewing are so popular. Learn more about the rich, full, sweet stout that Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki says started out as a homebrew recipe.

Podcast Episode 30: Perennial's Phil Wymore: What Goes into Abraxas?

Brewery founder Phil Wymore sits down with John Holl to discuss innovation, creativity, and how the brewing industry continues to evolve and innovate.

Great Beer Bars in Belgium, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Here are the three beer bars that we explored in the “Love Handles” department in Issue 24 of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®.

The Fusing of Beer and Marijuana (aromas mostly) is Having a Moment

With the national conversation happening on the legalization of marijuana there are beer makers laying the ground work for the day when the two products can be fully fused together.

Pick Six: Tyson Arp of Nebraska Brewing Co.

For his 6-pack, Tyson Arp of Nebraska Brewing Company (Papillion, Nebraska) thought back to his days of homebrewing and beer discovery and picked beers that inspired him at an early stage in his career.

Special Ingredient: Spruce Tips in Beer

Spruce tips add an immediately recognizable aroma and flavor to beer, yet some have a hard time accurately defining the specifics. When they are collected, handled, and brewed with properly, this historic ingredient will liven up just about any beer.

Five On Five: Brewers Discuss Their Favorite Malt-Forward Beers

While an essential ingredient in beer, malt is overlooked in favor of hops or yeast. However, the ingredient that gives color, ABV, and a strong dose of character is important. We asked a few of our favorite brewers to share their malt-forward beer picks.