Author: Courtney Cox

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

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.

Hoptopia: A World of Agriculture and Beer in Oregon’s Willamette Valley Shelf Talker by

Author Peter Kopp traces the hop’s history from its oldest ancestor, which grew in Asia, to the first hop arriving in America millions of years later, probably in a bottle of English ale.

Maya Contreras, Co-Host of PBS Television Series Brewed in NY Last Call by

In the PBS television series Brewed in NY, Maya Contreras and co-host Matt Archambault travel to the breweries, farms, and festivals that make up the state’s flourishing beer industry.

Alphabet Brewing Co.’s Style-Bending White Breakfast Stout Label Approval by

To design Alphabet Brewing Co.’s labels, creative director Nick Hamilton starts by imagining the beer into the middle of a vivid narrative.

My Beer Year: Adventures with Hop Farmers, Craft Brewers, Chefs, Beer Sommeliers and Fanatical Drinkers as a Beer Master in Training Shelf Talker by

In this stellar example of what beer writing can be, working mother Lucy Burningham documents her experiential study plan to pass the Certified Cicerone exam within a year.

Neil Witte, Craft Quality Solutions Founder, on Quality Control After Beer Leaves the Brewery Last Call by

After 16 years doing field quality work for Duvel Moortgat USA and Boulevard Brewing Co., Neil Witte founded Craft Quality Solutions to end the era of shadowy shipping and handling, and answer the industry’s call to focus on quality.

Muskoka Brewery’s Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout Label Personifies Winter in Ontario Label Approval by

The character on Muskoka Brewery’s Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout label has taken on a life of its own, inspiring look-alike and beard-growing contests at the Ontario brewery.

The Homebrewer’s Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to Making Your Own Beer from Scratch Shelf Talker by

From caramelized tubers to fermented acorns, the authors reveal the possibilities hiding in plain sight in your backyard or at the farmers market.

John Cochran, Terrapin Co-Founder, on his Asheville Brewpub UpCountry and Beer’s Localized Future Last Call by

For an industry veteran who wanted to run a smaller, neighborhood brewpub, the friendlier laws in North Carolina were a huge incentive for the Terrapin co-founder to launch UpCountry Brewery in Asheville.

Mad Elf, Tröegs’ Belgian Strong Ale, Gets A New Look Label Approval by

Mad Elf is the latest Tröegs label to get an illustrated, streamlined look as part of the Pennsylvania brewery’s gradual rebranding.

Brewing Local: American-Grown Beer Shelf Talker by

In his fourth book, Stan Hieronymus writes for brewers who want to use locally grown ingredients but aren’t sure where to start.

Cody Lindquist and Charlie Todd, Hosts, Two Beers In: A Tipsy Political Round Table Last Call by

On the Two Beers In podcast, comedians Charlie Todd and Cody Lindquist invite friends and policy wonks to hash out the latest political news in front of a live audience—after chugging two session beers.

Wee Mac Scottish-Style Ale by Sun King Brewery Label Approval by

For a brewery whose marketing director started out washing kegs, Sun King’s redesign isn’t surprising. Even the Indiana brewery’s milestones are couched in a beta mindset.