In about a decade, mead has gone from off-the-radar for beer lovers to an attention-grabbing trend driven by bold flavors and rave reviews. So, what’s all the fuss about?
Riggs Beer Company in Urbana, Illinois, brews this old-school American pale lager using a traditional double-mash process. The grain bill consists of six-row base malt and whole-kernel corn.
From the Love Handles department of our April-May 2020 issue, here are three of our favorite beery destinations, from Florida to Washington state via Middle Franconia.
Lagers are enjoying a moment with American brewers, as savvy drinkers discover their subtlety and nuance. But which ones do brewers themselves gravitate toward? We asked five for their faves.
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Phil Wymore, cofounder and brewmaster of Perennial Artisan Ales, shares the approach, ingredients, and methods behind the brewery's influential big stouts and other strong ales.
Matt Riggs is brewmaster and cofounder of Riggs Beer Company in Urbana, Illinois, where they grow their own six-row barley and have it malted locally. Here he talks about the strengths of that under-loved malt.
In 2009, Maine Beer Company cofounders Dan and David Kleban brewed Peeper—over and over—on a one-barrel system until they were happy with the results. It’s a superb example of a modern, brightly aromatic American pale ale.
Newly adopted tricks borrowed from Old World beer culture are helping to elevate service and presentation, reimagining what draft beer looks like.
On a hazelnut farm 45 minutes from Portland, Oregon, Wolves and People is taking its beer closer to the land, with yeast cultured on the farm, an estate barley program, farm-grown ingredients, and more.
It all started with Tipopils... Matt Brynildson, brewmaster of Firestone Walker, talks about the beer that sparked his Pivo—as well as a growing number of Italian-inspired pilsners—and the core elements of this burgeoning sub-style.