Stan Hieronymus

Critic’s List: Stan Hieronymus’s Best in 2023

The accomplished author of Brewing Local and For the Love of Hops—and our own Hops Insider—shares a harvest of highlights from the year that was.

Critic’s List: Stan Hieronymus’s Best in 2022

Our own Hops Insider and the author of multiple books pored-over and dog-eared by pro and amateur brewers alike, Stan shares his top picks of the past year in beer.

These Hops Were Made for Lager

Brewers today are used to choosing punchy hops for their IPAs. However, great lagers require a different approach and a different kind of bitterness—yet, they need not copy the classics. Here’s how some new varieties are pointing the way toward lagers that still taste like lagers, “but with a twist.”

Critic's List: Stan Hieronymus’s Best in 2021

The man who wrote the books on hops, terroir, wheat, monks, and more shares some surprising highlights from the past year.

Critic’s List: Stan Hieronymus’ Best in 2020

Stan Hieronymus, author of several highly regarded beer books and a widely respected hops expert, shares his favorites from the past year of decreased travel and increased angst.

Brewing with Hops: Don’t Be Creeped Out

Stan Hieronymus explains the creeping phenomenon of dry-hopped beers that seem to have minds of their own—and ways to keep them under control.

Elements of Beer: Recycling Hops in the Brewhouse

Think you need to throw out all that fragrant green sludge? Maybe you don’t. A few American brewers are experimenting with reusing spent dry hops, and the results are intriguing.

Critic's List: Stan Hieronymus’s Best in 2019

Author of several popular books about brewing and a leading authority on hops, Stan Hieronymus shares the best from his past year of talking to (and drinking with) brewers around the world.

Grodziskie: Smoky, Hoppy, Mysterious, and so Much Fun to Drink

Brewers around the world continue to brew and improve upon a once largely forgotten style, and its combination of earthy and woody flavors is gaining new fans every day. Stan Hieronymus explores the world of Grodziskie.

Stan Hieronymus’ Best of 2018

Stan Hieronymus, one of the country’s foremost experts on beer and an authority on hops, gives us his annual look at what stood out while drinking beer and interviewing brewers around the world.