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John Holl

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.


Breakout Brewer: Chapman Crafted Beer

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.

BY: John Holl

Bringing Change to Diversity in the Beer Industry

A look at the expanding struggle to make craft beer more inclusive.

BY: John Holl

Vacationland: Best Beer Experiences in Portland, Maine

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.

BY: John Holl

Special Ingredient: Make It Sappy

Head for the trees: Maple or birch sap can offer more complexity to a brew.

BY: John Holl

Beer Bars We Love in Detroit, San Antonio, and Indianapolis

In each issue our Love Handles department visits three great beer bars. Here where we went for our June/July issue.

Go Nuts! Getting the Best Results Brewing With Hazelnuts

Once you figure out how best to avoid the pitfalls of using hazelnuts (also known as filberts), you’ll find a solid adjunct that is a versatile player with other ingredients in a variety of styles.

BY: John Holl

5 on 5: Brewers Recommend Their Favorite Lagers

From light Pilsners to proper helles, schwarzbiers, and more, we asked brewers and industry folks from around the country to share the type of lager they would most like in their glass.

BY: John Holl

Beer Event Bucket List

Six weird, wild, and wonderful beer events that any true beer lover should experience, even if just once.

Podcast Episode 97: Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant's Mark Edelson: Getting out of Your Comfort Zone to Be Truly Successful

This week Mark Edelson, one of the cofounders of Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, now with nearly 20 locations in the east, talks about why staff training is important, a useful path towards a brewing career, and more.

BY: John Holl

Five on Five: Wheat Beers

Wheat beer is a diverse category, and personal preferences play a big role in picking the right one. We asked brewers to share their thoughts on wheat beers they enjoy. Here are their suggestions for the next wheat beer in your glass.

BY: John Holl