The force behind so many now-classic Firestone Walker beers has won just about all there is to win in the world of brewing, but Matt Brynildson isn’t resting. The brewmaster is constantly looking for new ways to build quality and character into every beer.
The head brewer of St. Louis upstart Rockwell Beer shares his experience brewing everything from mixed-culture beers to Baltic porter in wood.
Seattle’s Fair Isle is a newcomer to the world of mixed-culture brewing, but it’s made its mark with tightly executed saisons that nod to history while exploring the potential of grains and ingredients native to the Pacific Northwest.
While heading the innovation side of The Bruery, Andrew Bell developed as many as 300 different recipes per year. Now, as director of brewing for newly opened Radiant Beer, he’s building a new brewery identity from the ground up.
From West Coast-style IPA to hazy triple IPA and barrel-aged rye barleywine, Robbings discusses how Reuben’s have gone about brewing their more celebrated beers in this challenging year.
Verboten Brewing & Barrel Project of Loveland, Colorado, has won multiple medals for its barrel-aged stouts and barleywines. It’s the intention behind the beer design—and the recipes built specifically for long-term aging—that make all the difference.
Quick- or kettle-soured beers don’t get the credit they’re due from certain quarters of the brewing world. Urban Artifact’s Brett Kollman Baker makes a solid case for brewing them with focus, intentionality, and a rare level of granularity.
Birds Fly South’s Shawn Johnson loves the funky farmhouse ale tradition—so much so that he and wife Lindsay have dedicated their brewery to it. But that embrace of tradition doesn’t exclude exploring modern approaches to these rustic styles.
Julie Verratti discusses how brewers and brewery operators can lobby for laws that support their business and the industry, and talks about Denizens' strategies for keeping beer flowing while keeping customers and staff safe.
If you’ve tried his pale ale, Taras Boulba, then you know that Yvan de Baets has a taste for hops. But it’s the focus on subtlety, balance, and fine details like tank geometry that make the beers of this Brussels brewery so compelling.