John Holl is the author of Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint, and has worked for both Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine® and All About Beer Magazine.
In each issue our Love Handles department visits three great beer bars. Here's where we went for our October/November 2019 issue.
Award-winning Root Down Brewing in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, is balancing reverence for the classics with excitement for evolving styles.
Bow & Arrow Brewing moved the needle in a positive direction when it opened, giving locals a chance to see beer as modern and sleek while also experiencing Native American flavors. The result is a brewery unlike the others.
Given that some hop varieties share aroma and flavor characteristics with mint, combining the two in a mint IPA just makes sense.
With an expansion in the works to help meet customer demand, the owners behind Main & Mill Brewing in Festus, Missouri, will keep their existing brewhouse and expand their experiments.
Once upon a time, beer led us through a cycle from winter warmers to spring ales to fruit beers before greeting us with Oktoberfest and, of course, pumpkin beers. Seasonal offerings kept beer moving. Times have changed.
Opening a new brewery in Orange County, California—an area rich in respected brewers and savvy drinkers—takes guts and talent. Fortunately, the team behind Chapman has both in abundance.
A look at the expanding struggle to make craft beer more inclusive.
That city in Oregon isn't the only Portland worthy of a beercation. The one in Maine is flourishing, mixing American classics with scrappy, inventive upstarts, more hazies, and a multitude of styles.