Make Your Best Oktoberfest

We know: It’s time to drink it, not brew it. Yet while you’re hoisting a few at the season’s festivities, it’s never too early to start thinking about your spring brewing schedule...

Hop Revolution: Challenging Conventional Thinking on Nelson Sauvin and Hop Blends

Born from a blend of passion, energy, and a bit of a rebellious streak, Hop Revolution in its short history already has challenged traditional thinking on New Zealand varietals. The revolution continues with their fresh approach to Nelson Sauvin and hop blends.

Podcast Episode 320: Sam Zermeño of Brujos Is Casting Liquid Spells

The wandering wizard behind the collaborationist Brujos brand talks about his heavy approach to bold flavor in hazy IPAs.

Video Tip: Slow Pours, Foam, and Service with Intention

Bierstadt cofounder Ashleigh Carter explains the why and how of their Slow Pour Pils, making the case for attention to foam, service, and presentation that fulfills your intentions as the liquid’s creator.

Cooking with Barleywine: Deconstructed Grilled Cheese with Toast Points

Here’s one to keep in mind for the cooler days ahead: a fondue-like cheese dish that gets a splash of barleywine and is sure to help keep you warm.

The Bitterness Problem

It used to seem so simple—know your hops and when you add them to the boil, and you’ll know how bitter your beer will be. Now, thanks to IPA’s evolution and lots of new research, bitterness is getting … complicated. Here are key takeaways to help you dial it in.

Make Your Best: British Golden Ale

This light, easygoing ale is ideal as a spring or summer beer or simply for brightening up your fall or winter.

Direct Fire! West Coast IPA Tips from Russian River, North Park, and Green Cheek

In these excerpts from one of our most popular podcast episodes, a few of the best IPA brewers in the business talk about adjusting the mash for dryness, evolving their recipes to keep drinkers (and themselves) happy, defeating the hop creep, maximizing aroma, and more.

Oktoberfest: How to Use POS Data to Prepare for and Measure Your Event’s Success

Expecting a crowd? The right point-of-service data can help your brewery amplify that success.

Video Tip: Hop Additions for German-Style Pils and Helles, the Bierstadt Way

In this clip from their video course, Bierstadt cofounder Bill Eye explains the when and why of their “conservative” approach to hop additions in their pale lagers, aiming for fine bitterness while avoiding grassy flavors.