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Jamie Bogner

Jamie Bogner is the Cofounder and Editorial Director of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®. Email him at [email protected].

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.

Pick Six with Alex Nowell of Three Weavers Brewing

For Los Angeles Brewmaster Alexandra Nowell of Three Weavers Brewing Co, indelible impressions of taste, experience of place, and a thorough appreciation for the craft inform the picks for her desert-island six.

Podcast Episode 52: Aslin Brewing Founders: Outspoken with a No-Holds-Barred Approach

Northern Virginia’s Aslin Brewing are brash and outspoken with a no-holds-barred approach that’s reflected in their progressive take on brewing.

Podcast Episode #50: Pinthouse Pizza's Joe Mohrfeld: Selecting and Using Hops In Your Brewing

Pinthouse Pizza Director of Brewing Joe Mohrfeld joins Jamie for a hop-centric conversation that touches on everything from hop trends in the 2018 crop year to hot and cold-side hopping methods.

Podcast Episode #49: Stone's Greg Koch: The Challenge of Keeping the Art in Brewing as the Business Grows

Greg Koch, Executive Chairman and co-founder of Stone Brewing, joins Jamie Bogner for a conversation about their challenge in launching a brewery in a difficult market, their experience launching a distribution business, and much more.

Editor's Note: Finding the Next IPA

Editorial Director Jamie Bogner welcomes you to our annual IPA issue (on sale now) and shares the good news about the ever evolving style.

Beercation: Austin, Texas

The catchphrase “Keep Austin Weird” has long reflected the eclectic and creative community that calls the Texas capital home, so it should come as no surprise that the city’s breweries showcase similarly eccentric personalities.

Podcast Episode #44: Bierstadt Lagerhaus Founders: A Methodical Approach to Traditional Techniques

"We’re all in. We are doing this because it’s the only thing we wanted to do. There is no plan B."

Podcast Episode #42: Firestone Walker's Jeffers Richardson: The Evolution of Sour and Wild Beer

Jeffers Richardson, Director of Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks program, joins the podcast to discuss bottle conditioning wild beers, maintaining head retention in sours, building a common language for sour beer blending, and much more.