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This dark German-style lager took home gold from the 2023 World Beer Cup in Nashville, Tennessee, and then went on to impress our blind-review panel. Smooth and easy-drinking, it offers subtly complex roasted malt character and a dry finish.
In New York City, Talea is leaning into a crowd-pleasing focus on easy-drinking, low-bitterness, fruit-forward beers—including this Spicy Marg sour ale that the team first brewed for Women’s History Month in March this year.
Ross Koenigs, founder and brewmaster at Second Dawn in Aurora, Colorado, explains the science and practicalities of making beer at home with hemp and marijuana.
Much-awarded and much-acclaimed, from Great Lakes Brewing in Cleveland, Ohio, here is a homebrew-scale recipe for the robust yet smooth-drinking American porter that has inspired many others.
From cofounder and head brewer Kevin Stafford and the team at Finback in Queens, New York, comes their take on the contemporary hoppy pilsner—“a nice balance of new and old school.” (It was also a hit with our blind-review panel, tops in its class at 98/100.)
Developed by the team at the Barth Haas campus in Beijing, this refreshing (and convincing) nonalcoholic cucumber gose gets lactic acidification followed by fermentation with a special yeast for low-/no-alcohol beers.
From fruit-focused Urban Artifact in Cincinnati, here’s a recipe for their “tropical American fruit tart” beer that we named one of our Best 20 Beers in 2022.
In Portland, Oregon, Zoiglhaus brewmaster Alan Taylor and his team brew this award-winning schwarzbier with German ingredients and in accordance with German brewing traditions.
From Sapwood Cellars in Columbia, Maryland, here’s a homebrew-scale iteration of their ever-evolving, Azacca-and-Citra-powered hazy double IPA, Pillowfort. Note the mash hops and cold dry hopping—two signatures of the Sapwood Cellars method.
Justin Burdt and the team at Ghost Town in Oakland, California, share this homebrew-scale recipe for the double IPA that won back-to-back GABF gold medals in 2021 and 2022—and helped them earn Brewery of the Year honors in 2022.