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John Holl

John Holl is the Senior Editor of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®. Email tips and story suggestions to [email protected].


Homebrewing Flows through Washington, D.C.

From hops harvested at the Smithsonian to congressional staffers squaring off with their homebrew recipes, there’s been a lot of brewing action happening in the nation’s capital in the past few weeks.

BY: John Holl

Podcast Episode 61: Trillium's JC Tetreault: Owning It and Moving Forward

It’s been three weeks since an internet post where issues of wages, beer service, and recipes were leveled against Trillium Brewing Co.

BY: John Holl

Breakout Brewer: Suarez Family Brewery

People make pilgrimages to the Suarez Family Brewery. There are no pints, only pours, and most of what’s on offer is below 6 percent ABV. Here it’s about taking it slow, appreciating nuance, and working with both tradition and the surrounding area.

BY: John Holl

The Search for Missing Barrels

Peter Bouckaert wants to reunite the original nine barrels that made up New Belgium’s first wood-aged program. He has two already but wants to know if you’ve seen the other seven.

BY: John Holl

Podcast Episode 60: Neighborhood Restaurant Group's Greg Engert: Building the Best Drinking Experience

This week on the podcast is Greg Engert, the beer director and managing partner for Neighborhood Restaurant Group in Washington D.C. which includes Bluejacket, The Sovereign, Churchkey, and Birch and Barley, among others.

BY: John Holl

John Holl's Best of 2018

Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine®’s senior editor and author of the new book, Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint, “poured” over his notebooks of beer notes and interviews to share what he’s enjoyed over the past year.

BY: John Holl

Sierra Nevada Resilience Butte County Proud IPA Recipe

Sierra Nevada asked the brewing community for help, and more than 1,000 breweries stood up. A special IPA is coming to taps near you soon to help victims of the California wild fires, and you can brew the recipe at home.

BY: John Holl

Black Friday 2018 Beer Releases

Black Friday is not just a day for shopping; it’s a chance to stock your beer cellar because many breweries around the country have embraced the day as a chance to release special bottles. Here are the announcements for just a few.

BY: John Holl

Podcast Episode 58: Hopworks Urban Brewery's Justin Miller: The Important Relationship Between Farm and Brewery

There's a lot to like about brewing in Portland, Oregon but for Justin Miller the Head Brewer of Hopworks Urban Brewery having access to terrific hop growers just a short drive away tops the list.

BY: John Holl

Local Breweries Helping While the Camp Fire in California Rages on

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. has stepped up with a relief fund for the fire, after its sprawling campus was threatened with destruction last week.

BY: John Holl