David Nilsen

The American Grain: Elevating Heirloom Corn

Corn has long held an important place in brewing across the Americas, from chicha in the Andes to Mexican and American adjunct lagers. Today, craft maltsters and brewers are seeking more flavorful heirloom varieties to see how far they can push those flavors.

The Milk Stout Whisperer

Kelly Montgomery of Third Eye Brewing won four straight GABF gold medals for milk stout—and he did it at two different breweries, using two different recipes. We sent David Nilsen to get the insights on how.

Ohio’s Brewfontaine is Small-Town Bar with Big-Town Beer Selection

From our Love Handles department for beer bars we love: In Bellefontaine, Ohio, this small-town hub for local beer lovers also attracts city folk who want to get out of town for a great pint.

Love Handles: The Barrel House

Despite one of the most impressive beer lists in the city, this place tosses pretension to the curb in favor of living room–style comfort and camaraderie.