Joe Stange

When in Brussels, Settle in at Gist for Great Tunes and Belgian Ales on Cask

From our Love Handles files on beer bars we love: Gist offers finely honed ales, music, and atmosphere just off the Brussels tourist path.

The Juicy IPAs of Fidens Are a Product of Deep Study and Constant Tinkering

In upstate New York, Steve Parker and his team at Fidens Brewing are making the kinds of juicy IPAs that got them excited about beer and inspired Parker’s intense study of brewing. Now, people come from afar to buy Fidens beers—and the learning continues.

Recipe: Resist Anti-Imperial Stout

This recipe from Drinkers for Ukraine includes grist percentages but leaves the strength up to the brewer—Jump Ship in Edinburgh, Scotland, even brewed an alcohol-free version, taking “anti-imperial” in another direction. We, on the other hand, went big.

Special Ingredient: Gimme a Beet

Earthy yet sweet, beets can add color, fermentable sugar, and comfort to your next brew—an anti-imperial stout, perhaps?

Bygland’s Torkjel Austad is Brewing It for the Love of Kveik

From remote Setesdal, Norway, Torkjel Austad launched his Bygland Bryggeri so that more drinkers could experience those hard-to-find traditional farmhouse ales. Here, he explains how it happened—and shares practical tips for brewing your own.

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Recipe: Kelheim Weizendoppelbock, in the Style of Schneider Aventinus

Based on detailed advice from Josef Lechner, brewmaster and technical director at G. Schneider & Sohn in Kelheim, Bavaria, here is a homebrew-scale recipe based on the legendary Schneider Aventinus.

The Perils of Weizenbock

Weizenbock is so dangerously easy to drink, but the brewing process behind a great weizenbock is surprisingly complicated. It may be worth the trouble, since its potential for easygoing mass appeal remains largely untapped.

Brewer’s Perspective: Going Gluten-Free with Ghostfish

The production team at one of the world’s most accomplished gluten-free breweries lays out the alternative routes they take to making great-tasting beer—without barley, wheat, or oats.

Hey, Let’s Meet for Jalapeño Cheeseburgers and Lager at the Crown & Anchor in Austin

From our Love Handles files on beer bars we love: This unpretentious pub near the University of Texas is light on frills and heavy on local craft.

Editors’ Picks: Playing Games with Beer

The proliferation of time-wasting app games in recent years has inevitably included some related to beer. But are any worth playing? That depends entirely on how you value your time. We tried them out, so that you don’t have to.