Joe Stange

Recipe: Traditional Austrian-Style Horner Bier

As historical beers go, this is an odd one: an Austrian beer once described by Mozart (maybe), with a grist of 100 percent malted oats, and cream of tartar to lend a refreshing acidic touch.

Meadmakers of the New School

In about a decade, mead has gone from off-the-radar for beer lovers to an attention-grabbing trend driven by bold flavors and rave reviews. So, what’s all the fuss about?

Beer Bars We Love in Orlando, Nuremberg, and Seattle

From the Love Handles department of our April-May 2020 issue, here are three of our favorite beery destinations, from Florida to Washington state via Middle Franconia.

Brewer’s Perspective: The Origins and Elements of Tipopils

Joe Stange speaks with Agostino Arioli, founder of Birrificio Italiano, about the 25-year-old beer that’s sparking a new wave of hop-forward lagers—and about what makes Tipopils different.

Recipe: Erharting Vollbier Hell 1967

Want to brew a helles from 50 years ago? For a snapshot in the evolution of pale lager, here is a Bavarian helles recipe from 1967.

Special Ingredient: Mahlab

It’s a nutty spice, but it comes from a fruit. Popular as a baking ingredient in the Middle East, the dried seeds of St. Lucie cherries can also work really nicely, as it turns out, in beer.

Beer Bars We Love in Providence, New York City, and Kiev

In each issue, our Love Handles department visits three great beer bars. This tour from Issue 36 takes us from Rhode Island to Ukraine via Manhattan.

Belgium’s Funky New Wave

Joe Stange, managing editor of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine® and co-author of Good Beer Guide Belgium, explores how that country’s wilder-side beers have continued to evolve.

Breakout Brewer: KC Bier

Sticking stubbornly to classical German ingredients and methods—from decoction to spunding—the brewers at KC Bier are growing their business on full-flavored, bang-on lagers and weissbier.

Beer Bars We Love in Hawaii, Washington D.C., and Prague

From the Love Handles department of our February-March 2020 issue, here are three favorite haunts (and here's to hoping they can all reopen again soon).