Joe Stange


Will the Real Berliner Weisse Please Stand Up?

No simple kettle sours, these. In Berlin, Schneeeule is waging a battle to revive a more traditional mixed-fermentation Berliner weisse.

Editors' Pick: Historical Brewing Techniques

Here is our review of the new book by Lars Marius Garshol, whose research on traditional kveik, raw beer, and other traditional techniques has shifted the paradigm on farmhouse brewing.

Special Ingredient: Monk Fruit

Monk fruit is an Asian gourd, and it’s extremely sweet. Its extract is often used as a low-calorie sweetener. So, ready to brew a "lifestyle" beer?

The Punk Rock Roots of Port City Porter

Port City Porter has become a Beltway mainstay while racking up medals over the years. It's a recipe with roots in the 1990s, amid punk-rock shows, the homebrewing boom, and the brewpub bubble. Joe Stange hears the tale from Brewmaster Jonathan Reeves.

Breakout Brewer: Hop Butcher for the World

The name and artwork on cans of Hop Butcher for the World are eye-catchers, while the liquid is a distinctively juicy product of trial and error.

Editors' Picks: Dried Yeast Strains … Now with More Variety

Doesn’t seem like that long ago that we could count the types of dry yeast available on two hands. However, recently, some new and unusual types of dry yeast have arrived to give brewers some versatility.

Recipe: Schönramer(isch) Pils

This homebrew-scale pils recipe is based on the world-class example developed by Eric Toft, brewmaster at Private Landbrauerei Schönram in Upper Bavaria.

Greatest Drinkability: The Bavarian Brewer's Art

In the foothills of the Alps, Schönramer Brewmaster Eric Toft is a tinkerer and fine-tuner of highly addictive lagers.

Pick Six: Bitter(ness) Memories, with Cantillon's Jean Van Roy

From the legendary Cantillon lambic brewery in Brussels, fourth-generation brewer Jean Van Roy chooses a six-pack of beers that have influenced him over the years. They feature the bitter, the dry, and a lifelong appreciation for good old-fashioned pils.

Recipe: All Together IPA

Conceived by the brewers at Other Half in Brooklyn, New York, this is a homebrew-size version of their open-source recipe meant to raise funds for out-of-work hospitality professionals. So, brew this beer… then support the cause.