Drew Beechum

Collaboration: Keeping It Social with the Brew Club

Beer brings people together—but over the past year, many people couldn’t get together at all. How does a homebrew club “club” when the clubhouse is closed? Drew Beechum has a few solutions that could remain useful even after the pandemic.

Recipe: American Old Guard Stout

Here is Drew Beechum’s homebrewed take the legacy of the American stout—largely kept alive these days by our old-guard craft breweries.

Whatever Happened to the American Stout?

American stout’s unlikely combination of roasted malt and American hops launched a movement and converted many a drinker. So, where the heck did it go? Drew Beechum isolates its elements and makes a plea.

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Recipe: Beachwood Amalgam-ish IPA

Based on discussions with Julian Shrago, co-owner and brewmaster of Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach, California, here’s a homebrew-scale recipe for something Amalgamator-like—snappy, brisk, and brimming with Mosaic hops.

The Accelerating Dialectic of IPA

More juice, but with more bite—East Coast and West Coast are synthesizing, again, right before our eyes. How did we get here? And what’s next? Drew Beechum walks us through IPA’s battles and evolutions.

Recipe: Fast as Helles

You, too, can brew a quaffable, enjoyable, malt-forward lager beer—in relatively short order.

How to Stop Worrying & Lager

It may be brewing science, but it ain’t rocket science. You can brew a great lager faster than you think—but not too fast. Drew Beechum demystifies how it works.

Recipe: Little Ghost Saison

Try culturing up dregs from a favorite mixed-fermentation beer to brew this farmhouse ale, a balanced frame for funky depth.

Saison & Funk: A Plea For Moderation

Farmhouse brewing is a huge barn, with room for all sorts of creatures. How many of them, though, help you make really drinkable beer? Here, Drew Beechum lays out a path toward restraint.

Water: The Stuff of Life (and Beer)

Drew Beechum demystifies the chemistry, boiling water down to all you really need to know to make better beer.