Jamie Bogner

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

Podcast Episode 158: Best in Beer 2020

The annual Best in Beer issue of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine is out now, and in this special episode Managing Editor Joe Stange joins Jamie Bogner to discuss the editors' picks for Best 20 Beers of 2020, along with various reader survey results.

The Best 20 Beers in 2020

Despite the challenges this year posed, we were able to taste thousands of beers over the past 12 months. Here are the very best of this unique (and unrepeatable) year.

Podcast Episode 157: Finback Cofounder Kevin Stafford Strives For Harmony in Creative, Boundary-Pushing Beers

New York City’s Finback Brewery has developed a reputation for successful risk taking with unexpected, fun ingredients in everything from imperial stouts to IPAs.

Podcast Episode 156: Levi Funk of Untitled Art and Funk Factory Aims to Create New Styles

Levi Funk follows two seemingly contradictory brewing philosophies—the hardcore traditionalism of Funk Factory Guezeria, and the boundary-pushing experimentalism of Untitled Art.

Podcast Episode 155: Zebulon's Mike Karnowski Sees the Future in Beers of the Past

For Mike Karnowski of Zebulon Artisan Ales in Weaverville, North Carolina, innovation in the service of joyful beer starts with plumbing the depths of brewing history.

Podcast Episode 154: Jake Gardner of Westbound & Down Tackles Complex Brewing Challenges

From West Coast-style IPA to barleywine, Jake Gardner shares his strategies for making flavorful beer, by solving the technical puzzles posed by how people drink it.

Breakout Brewer: 3 Sons

For 3 Sons Brewing in South Florida, the idea is simple: Make the beer that people want to drink. But that manifests in different ways—from cocktail- and dessert-flavored beers to a barrel-aging program via traditional German styles.

Podcast Episode 153: Grains of Wrath's Mike Hunsaker Strives for Quality that Fellow Brewers Respect

This Portland, Oregon-area brewer has always brewed like he has something to prove, building a reputation for tightly expressive West Coast IPAs as well as thoughtfully constructed lagers.

Podcast Episode 152: Matt Riggs of Riggs Beer Goes Grain-to-Glass with Estate-Grown Ingredients and Six-Row Malt

Fifth-generation farmer, first-generation brewer Matt Riggs dives into the farming of their low-oil corn, wheat, and six-row barley, while sharing insights on brewing with these ingredients to make beers inspired by years in Germany.

Podcast Episode 151: Author Chris Colby on How to Make (Good) Hard Seltzer

The author of the new Brewers Publications book "How to Make Hard Seltzer" joins the podcast to talk about the best ways for brewers to dive into the sparkling world of this skyrocketing beverage.