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Extreme Beer Fest:Los Angeles

Join us December 9th in Los Angeles for the ultimate throwdown of craft beer creativity!

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Author: Courtney Cox

Courtney Cox is a freelance writer based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance by Jennifer Talley Shelf Talker by

In her book, Utah native Jennifer Talley explores the history and culture of low-ABV beers and shares recipes and tips from some of the world’s top brewers.

Fieldwork Brewing Co.’s Galaxy Sauce Double IPA Label Approval by

Each Fieldwork label features a different image, spread across the entire surface of their cans to make an impact and embody the Bay Area brewery’s adventurous spirit.

Modern Times Beer Founder Jacob McKean On Employee Ownership and Staying Ahead of the Curve Last Call by

Jacob McKean opened Modern Times in 2013 with a large, 30-barrel system, 16-ounce cans, and a focus on packaging design—three choices that put him a step ahead of industry trends.

The Secrets of Master Brewers Shelf Talker by

In his latest book, Jeff Alworth taps the brewers of some of Europe and America’s most iconic beers for insights on what makes their ales and lagers special.

WarPigs’ Lazurite IPA Label Approval by

Their looks might be opposites, but for the founders of WarPigs—which gets its name from the pigs that the Romans used to frighten the war elephants of their enemies—collaboration comes easily.

Yazan Karadsheh of Carakale Brewing Company on Launching Jordan’s First Microbrewery Last Call by

Before Yazan Karadsheh could come up with a name for his startup, he had to figure out how to translate words like “brewer,” “brewery,” and other beer terminology into Arabic.

Coppertail Brewing’s Kiko Santiago IPA Label Approval by

Tampa’s Coppertail Brewing has created its own nautical mythology based around a 4-year-old girl’s imagination and the creativity of illustrator Evan B. Harris.

Trappist Beer Travels and Ancient Brews Shelf Talker by

Learn the origin stories of the 11 current Trappist breweries, as told by the monks themselves, and go back in time with “Dr. Pat” to unearth and recreate eight ancient ale recipes.

Eric Steen, Founder, Beers Made By Walking Last Call by

Beers Made By Walking leads nature walks, teaching the public about local flora and fauna, and encourages brewers to use foraged ingredients in their recipes.

Carton Brewing Co.’s Canoe & Rabaska Cream Ales Label Approval by

Designed for a whole day’s “drinking arc,” Carton’s new split six-pack includes both Canoe, a 3 percent ABV Cream Ale, and its stronger 6 percent counterpart, Rabaska.

Lonely Planet’s Global Beer Tour Shelf Talker by

Lonely Planet applies its signature taste for authentic travel experiences to the international beer scene, from garage operations in Buenos Aires to government-run outposts in Pyongyang.

South African Hop Importer Greg Crum, Owner of ZA Hops, on AB InBev’s Monopoly Last Call by

AB InBev’s announcement that it will stop selling South African hops to third parties outside of South Africa forced South African hop importer Greg Crum to close his business, ZA Hops.

Black Market Brewing’s Aftermath Pale Ale Label Approval by

Based in Southern California, a crime-fiction narrative runs through Black Market Brewing’s branding, featuring “good guys” Ellsworth and Mia and villains like the Blacklisted crew.

Steve Dresler, Sierra Nevada’s Brewmaster, Reflects on His Career and the Industry’s Future Last Call by

Since he began working at Sierra Nevada in 1983, Steve Dresler has helped lead the company from 2,000 barrels a year to over a million.

Tallgrass Brewing Co.’s 8-Bit Pale Ale Label Approval by

The throwback design for 8-Bit Pale Ale carried Tallgrass Brewing Co. beyond its college town of Manhattan, Kansas.

Tasting Beer, 2nd edition: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink Shelf Talker by

In the much-anticipated second edition of this go-to beer-education guide, Randy Mosher expands on popular topics (the science behind draft systems) and adds new ones (a section on beer cocktails).

Brewability Lab’s Tiffany Fixter and Tanner Schneller on Creating Jobs for Adults with Special Needs Last Call by

Tiffany Fixter opened Brewability Lab in Denver with head brewer Tanner Schneller to create job opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities, including autism.

I Hate Myself India Pale Ale by Threes Brewing Label Approval by

Swiss graphic designer Joseph Müller-Brockmann’s minimalist, geometric aesthetic has had a huge influence on the Brooklyn brewery’s design philosophy.

Craft Obsession: The Social Rhetorics of Beer Shelf Talker by

In this book, author Jeff Rice parses the language and networks we use every day (like social media) to help explain how those systems impact the industry.

Historian Theresa McCulla Embarks on the Smithsonian’s American Brewing History Initiative Last Call by

In her new role overseeing the American Brewing History Initiative, Theresa McCulla has been sifting through the National Museum of American History’s brewing collections.

Smoky Joe Whisky Extra Stout by Poland’s AleBrowar Label Approval by

The labels for Polish brewery AleBrowar are designed to separate its beers from mass-produced products and send an unequivocal message that it is artisan beer.

True Beer: Inside the Small, Neighborhood Nanobreweries Changing the World of Craft Beer Shelf Talker by

Author Timothy Sprinkle takes readers behind the scenes of Colorado nanobreweries to reveal the realities, with a nuanced perspective on this narrow but growing segment.

Architect Stephen Oliver, OPA Design Studio Principal, on Designing for Breweries Last Call by

Architect Stephen Oliver has designed over a dozen breweries in the Austin area, creating a niche he gets to enjoy long after the ribbons are cut.

At Collective Arts Brewing, Packaging Showcases Emerging Artists Label Approval by

Twice a year, up to 75 new works of art by emerging artists are distributed across all of Collective Art Brewing’s brands.

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