Breweries around the globe are bucking the hazy, hoppy trend by devoting at least some of their energies to Gruit, a medieval ale made with a variety of botanicals. Although small, the worldwide movement to bring more attention to it has gained steam, and is recognized with International Gruit Day.
In a region of Belgium best known for orchards and vineyards, 32-year-old Raf Souvereyns is reviving Lambic production with his small blending operation Bokkereyder. Connoisseurs worldwide are taking notice.
Boss Pour checks all of the West Coast IPA boxes, while Mocha Stout—made with local coffee—drops plenty of roastiness, baker’s chocolate, bitter cacao nibs, espresso beans, cola, and dark cherries onto the palate.
Washington’s oldest and largest craft brewery plans to tackle slowing sales by taking a cue from the hyper-local breweries that have appeared in its wake. Enter Brewlab, Redhook’s new brewpub focused on innovation.
Over the last year, New Jersey’s Magnify Brewing Company has emerged as one in a small but growing group of beer makers across the country producing IPAs, particularly in the New England style, that enthusiasts will queue up for hours to acquire.