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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: Fermentery Form

For Fermentery & Blendery Form, it took more than a decade to open their doors, and some of the beer they have aging now might not be ready for another ten years. This Philadelphia spot shows us all why it’s okay to let the beer reveal when it’s ready.

BY: John Holl

Podcast Episode 70: Hudson Valley Brewing's Jason Synan and Mike Renganeschi: Acidity, Hops, and Botanicals

Thinking about most of their beers as a triangle, Jason Synan and Mike Renganeschi want to focus on acidity, hops, and botanicals. However, each characteristic doesn’t play the traditional role in their beers that one might expect.

BY: John Holl

A New Clean-Water Initiative Aims to Benefit Breweries and Birds

The National Audubon Society is working with brewers in the Delaware River Watershed to keep waterways clean so that customers can continue to drink great beer and birds don’t lose their habitat.

BY: John Holl

Podcast Episode 69: Boston Beer’s Jennifer Glanville: From Utopias to Sam 76, the Secret is in the Blend

As the 2019 Utopias edition gets closer to our glasses, Jennifer Glanville, the director of brewing operations for Boston Beer sits down to talk about what goes into making a beer so boozy it might as well be a spirit.

BY: John Holl

Time to Enter the Collegiate Brewing Competition

Students of brewing have a chance to enter their beers in a national competition just for college and university brewing programs.

BY: John Holl

Special Ingredient: Salt

The key to a proper gose, says Fal Allen, the longtime brewmaster at Anderson Valley Brewing Company, is to go easy on the salt and don’t put too much stock in the fancy stuff.

BY: John Holl

Breakout Brewer: Equilibrium Brewing Co.

In the city of Middletown, New York, the line forms early outside of Equilibrium Brewery on weekends for fans jonesing for a hops fix. This is what happens when professionally trained scientists get involved in brewing.

BY: John Holl

Podcast Episode 67: Mikerphone's Mike Pallen: Using Unconventional Ingredients to Maximize Flavor

Mike Pallen paid his dues as a homebrewer and after helping some other breweries get off the ground all while working on his own recipes, he's busted out onto the national beer scene.

BY: John Holl

Breakout Brewer: TrimTab Brewing

TrimTab Brewing’s Founder is focused on its local community, discovery of flavors, and a belief that even something very small can have a big impact on its surroundings.

BY: John Holl

Coolships in the City

While the thought of ale spontaneously fermenting in coolships might conjure thoughts of the country, you’re more likely to find it in cities across America.

BY: John Holl