Editor’s Note, Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine® February/March 2017
Brewers occupy a world that straddles technique and creative expression in equal measure. And while you can learn the technique, you must commit yourself to tasting as much as you can if your intention is to make beer that others consider great.
The Hunt for Wild Hops
For most brewers, hops are typically purchased through massive multiyear contracts from far away farms in the Pacific Northwest. But for one rugged brewer in New Mexico, hops harvest is time to hit the trails and canyons of the state’s high country.
Pick Six: Odell Brewing Founder Doug Odell
Odell Brewing Founder Doug Odell’s discriminating palate for full-flavored beers goes all the way back to 1978, when he got his start in the brewing industry. His six-pack (with one bonus beer) is an expedition of flavors from all over the world.
Wild Lager: An Experiment in Collaborative Co-Fermentation
A recent collaboration brew between Wolves & People farmhouse brewery and lager brewers Heater Allen offered the opportunity to try partnering homegrown wild yeast with a lager strain to produce a mixed-fermentation lager.