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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].


Using Clean Wood for Traditional Beer Styles

Foeders are becoming a more common sight in breweries these days, and while it’s true that the majority of the brewers are using the vessels for wild or mixed-fermentation beers, others are putting the wood to use for their clean programs.

BY: John Holl

Breakout Brewer: Parish Brewing Co.

By finding the “white space” in the brewing industry—that is the styles, trends, and flavors that still need to be explored, Parish Brewing Co. is working to stay competitive and give customers a reason to get continually excited about its beer.

BY: John Holl

Podcast Episode 76: BraufactuM's Marc Rauschmann: Think You Know German Beer? This Conversation Might Challenge Those Notions

We’re catching up with Marc Rauschmann the brewmaster of Germany’s BraufactuM, talking about the misconceptions of and pushing the boundaries of the Reinheitsgebot.

BY: John Holl

Ballots Open for AHA Governing Committee Members

American Homebrewers Association members can now vote among fifteen candidates for three open positions.

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Pick Six: Randy Mosher Talks About Beers that Shaped a Career

Randy Mosher, the author, is also the creative force behind both Forbidden Root Brewery and 5 Rabbit Cervecería in Chicago. Here, here talks about beers he’s tasted over his career in beer that have helped form many of his memorable lessons.

BY: John Holl

Podcast Episode 74: Deschutes Brewery's Veronica Vega: Creation, Trial, Error, and Eventual Completion of New Beers

Veronica Vega, the head brewer at Dechutes Brewing Co. in Bend, Oregon walks us through the creation, trial, error, and eventual completion of the brewery's new light pilsner.

BY: John Holl

Brewing Beers with Wild Fruit

Finding and picking fruits with enough natural yeast on them and adding them to your beer is a great way to not only infuse flavor but also add a local bent to your next recipe.

BY: John Holl

Podcast Episode 73: Lazy Magnolia’s Leslie Henderson: Brewing the Flavor of the South

Cofounder and brewer Leslie Henderson talks about changing perspectives, brewing with nuts, and how harnessing rain water might be one of the next big advancements in beer.

BY: John Holl

The James Beard Award Recognizes Beer

The 2019 list of James Beard Award semifinalists includes five brewing-industry professionals, highlighting the important role the beverage plays in dining today

BY: John Holl

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Brewing with Bacon (Including a Recipe from Uncommon Brewers)

Cured pork is not just for breakfast any more. Try adding a bit of comforting umami and smoke to your next brew with these tips.

BY: John Holl