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A Primer on Descriptions when Entering Beer Competitions

Some brewing isn't really about entering competitions and winning awards but submitting your beer for the anonymous evaluation that competitions offer is usually a sound idea. But if you're going to enter, you might as well try to win. Here's some tips.

The Making of Breakfast Stout

If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it’s no wonder Breakfast Stout and its variants from Founders Brewing are so popular. Learn more about the rich, full, sweet stout that Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki says started out as a homebrew recipe.

Podcast Episode 30: Perennial's Phil Wymore: What Goes into Abraxas?

Brewery founder Phil Wymore sits down with John Holl to discuss innovation, creativity, and how the brewing industry continues to evolve and innovate.

Great Beer Bars in Belgium, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Here are the three beer bars that we explored in the “Love Handles” department in Issue 24 of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®.

Breakout Brewers: KettleHouse Brewing Co.

Brewing world-class beer in paradise has always been the mission of Missoula, Montana’s Kettlehouse Brewing. Now, it finally has the space to allow its brewers to stretch their legs.

Podcast Episode 29: Monkish Founders: The Techniques Behind Their IPAs

Our guests on this episode are Adriana and Henry Nguyen of Monkish Brewing in Torrance, California. Here, they discuss the patience and technique behind their IPA process (disproving any argument that hazy IPAs are rushed), and much more.

The Fusing of Beer and Marijuana (aromas mostly) is Having a Moment

With the national conversation happening on the legalization of marijuana there are beer makers laying the ground work for the day when the two products can be fully fused together.

Podcast Episode 28: De Garde’s Trevor Rogers: The Evolution of Their Spontaneous Process

Guest Trevor Rogers, cofounder of spontaneous sour beer maker De Garde Brewing in Tillamook, Oregon, joins Jamie Bogner in a conversation about the evolution of their beer making processes as one of America’s few all-spontaneous brewers.

Exploring Scottish Beers from Shillings to Wee Heavy

Some of the most flavorful and misunderstood beers come from Scotland. Wee Heavy and Shilling Ales once dominated pubs and tap lists, but have lost favor for more hop-forward styles. However, these beers, and their history, are worth a closer look.

Special Ingredient: Spruce Tips in Beer

Spruce tips add an immediately recognizable aroma and flavor to beer, yet some have a hard time accurately defining the specifics. When they are collected, handled, and brewed with properly, this historic ingredient will liven up just about any beer.