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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].


Breakout Brewer: MORE Brewing Co.

When a brewer who cut his teeth on classic styles and learned the importance of repetition and quality is unleashed into a brand-new brewery where the only limitation is his imagination, good beer is bound to happen.

BY: John Holl

Podcast Episode 65: Highland Park's Bob Kunz: Building Unique Beers That Are True to Your Environment

The Los Angeles brewer talks about his plan for modest growth, how he looks for inspiration beyond just Germany and the Czech Republic when it comes to pilsner, and shares his advice for creating a wild yeast culture that will develop over time.

BY: John Holl

Winter and Spring 2019 Beer Festivals to Check Out

We picked a few happening this winter and spring that will give you more than just another standard beer-drinking experience.

BY: John Holl

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Brewing with Tea (Including a Recipe from Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co.)

Finding the right blend of tea leaves can add a boost of flavor to your favorite mild beer. Learn more from Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co., including a recipe for their tea-infused English mild.

BY: John Holl

Podcast Episode 63: Three Weavers Brewing's Alexandra Nowell: An Appreciation for Ingredients

Alexandra Nowell, the brewmaster at Three Weavers in Los Angeles talks about what she learned as she worked her way up the brewing career ladder, especially an appreciation for ingredients.

BY: John Holl

An Ode to Samuel Adams Old Fezziwig Ale

The annual release of Old Fezziwig Ale, available only in the brewery’s Winter Classics Variety Pack, is something that many look forward to, but they often find that beer is the first gone from the party cooler, leaving them out in the cold.

BY: John Holl

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