Jamie Bogner

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

Podcast Episode 166: Josh Grenz of Verboten on Designing Stouts and Barleywines for Barrel Aging

Verboten Brewing & Barrel Project of Loveland, Colorado, has won multiple medals for its barrel-aged stouts and barleywines. It’s the intention behind the beer design—and the recipes built specifically for long-term aging—that make all the difference.

Podcast Episode 165: Bret Kollman Baker of Urban Artifact is Fastidious About Quick-Soured Beers

Quick- or kettle-soured beers don’t get the credit they’re due from certain quarters of the brewing world. Urban Artifact’s Brett Kollman Baker makes a solid case for brewing them with focus, intentionality, and a rare level of granularity.

Breakside’s Ben Edmunds Picks a Sixer of Heady Nostalgia

For Ben Edmunds of Breakside Brewery in Portland, Oregon, those early beer infatuations were strong and malty. For his dream six-pack, Edmunds reaches back into fond memories to select the ones that broadened his idea of what beer could be.

Podcast Episode 164: It's Funk First for Shawn Johnson and New-Old School Birds Fly South

Birds Fly South’s Shawn Johnson loves the funky farmhouse ale tradition—so much so that he and wife Lindsay have dedicated their brewery to it. But that embrace of tradition doesn’t exclude exploring modern approaches to these rustic styles.

Perfect Pairs: Farmhouse Cheese & Beer

Ready to inefficiently harness the energy of the sun? These three pairings of farmhouse ales and rustic cheeses capture the sepia-toned nostalgia of a country summer—with the power to warm up any winter occasion.

Infographic: Even More Hops!

Despite historic levels of hop inventory, growers planted 5 percent more hops in 2020 than in the previous year, as locations and varieties continued to shift.

Podcast Episode 163: Getting Political and Getting Through the Pandemic with Julie Verratti of Denizens

Julie Verratti discusses how brewers and brewery operators can lobby for laws that support their business and the industry, and talks about Denizens' strategies for keeping beer flowing while keeping customers and staff safe.

Podcast Episode 162: Yvan de Baets of Brasserie de la Senne Is a Selfish Brewer

If you’ve tried his pale ale, Taras Boulba, then you know that Yvan de Baets has a taste for hops. But it’s the focus on subtlety, balance, and fine details like tank geometry that make the beers of this Brussels brewery so compelling.

Editors’ Picks: Beyond Beer 2020

Beer? No. Craft? Yes. These drinks outside the beer space have grown exponentially over the past year. They’re hitting their stride. From the sublime to the absurd—and from cider to mead via seltzer and kombucha—here are some of our favorites.

Podcast Episode 161: For Matt Lincoln of Fremont, Fresh-Hop Beers Are Labors of Love

Fremont’s audacious approach to fresh-hop brewing produced about 2,500 barrels of the true seasonal last year. Getting 70,000 pounds of fresh hops from field to the brewhouse is no small challenge, but that’s only the start…