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Brewers’ Beers: Pros Pick Their Five Fave Lagers

Many brewers will say that lager is their go-to style. It’s the refreshing beer they need after a long day brewing and the perfect session companion to days at the bar with friends and coworkers. We asked five brewers to share their lager picks.

Beercation: Austin, Texas

The catchphrase “Keep Austin Weird” has long reflected the eclectic and creative community that calls the Texas capital home, so it should come as no surprise that the city’s breweries showcase similarly eccentric personalities.

Podcast Episode #44: Bierstadt Lagerhaus Founders: A Methodical Approach to Traditional Techniques

"We’re all in. We are doing this because it’s the only thing we wanted to do. There is no plan B."

Horchata Stouts: Ready for a Close-Up

Brewers on the pastry-stout kick are looking for new sugary veins to mine, and it seems like they've gone south of the border, incorporating the flavors of a long-beloved sweet drink.

Podcast Episode #43: Wallenpaupack Brewery's CJ Penzone: The Brewery's Story in Four Beers

CJ Penzone, the head brewer at Wallenpaupack Brewery in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains talks about making beers for locals, responding to seasonal spikes, and how one classic style has captured a new generation of drinkers.

Everyone is Drinking Hard Seltzer. Here's How You Can Make it at Home.

The most recent flavored malt beverage trend seems to be clear, carbonated, and likely flavored alcoholic seltzer. Is there a way to make it at home or is store-bought the way to go?

Great Beer Bars in Calgary, Richmond, and Jersey City

Here are the three beer bars that we explored in the “Love Handles” department in Issue 26 (June/July 2018) of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®.

Breakout Brewer: Troon Brewing Co.

Troon Brewing is a small brewery that sits in an old barn on 800 acres in New Jersey’s rolling farmland. The beers produced are largely hazy IPAs, and more and more, they are being traded, checked-in, and closely examined.

Podcast Episode #42: Firestone Walker's Jeffers Richardson: The Evolution of Sour and Wild Beer

Jeffers Richardson, Director of Firestone Walker’s Barrelworks program, joins the podcast to discuss bottle conditioning wild beers, maintaining head retention in sours, building a common language for sour beer blending, and much more.

Keeping British Brewing Traditions Intact

It’s one thing to have a cask program. It’s another thing to make sure you have the equipment to do it right. Yorkshire Square Brewery peddles ale thanks to it’s impressive cellaring and serving system.