Breakout Brewer: Wander Brewing
At Wander Brewing, the biggest focus is blazing a trail through beer and beer styles that interest and inspire them, from Belgian styles to rauchbiers to fruited kettle sours to barrel-aged saisons to coolship beers and, yes, even IPAs.
Breakout Brewer: Cloudburst Brewing
Brewing on used equipment and playing around with new techniques, hops, or other ingredients, Cloudburst Brewing is turning out a spectrum of beers that are remembered for their bold names and the causes they support.
Breakout Brewer: Burial Beer Co.
With deep roots in the town’s history, a diverse lineup of inspired beers, and major expansion in its future, Burial Beer Co. has established itself as a fundamental planet in Asheville, North Carolina’s craft-beer-soaked universe.
Forward Contracting Hops
When breweries contract their hops usage at least three years in advance, it lets hops growers better project the varieties to grow and whether to expand the farms, helps prevent shortages or overages, and creates more stability in the hops market.
Brewer’s Perspective: New England–Style IPAs
Getting great results brewing a New England–style IPA requires more focus on process than recipe alone. Ryan Brooks, formerly of Coronado Brewing in San Diego, shared their process of developing a New England–style IPA in the West Coast IPA heartland.