Category: People & Places

Transient Artisan Ales: Crafting Michigan Wild Ales Alongside Hazy IPA From the Source by

Trading its vagabond ways for a sleepy town in Michigan, Transient Artisan Ales has made a name for itself with oak-aged Saisons, wild ales, and an “obligatory” IPA.

At Michigan’s Fowling Warehouse, a New Hybrid Sport Pairs Best with Beer Barkeep by

Fowling—a hybrid of bowling and football—is best played with a beer in hand, and the Fowling Warehouse in Detroit has 180 brands to choose from.

Alexandra Nowell of Three Weavers Brewing Company on Glitter Beer and Growing Pains Going Pro by

Three Weavers Brewing Company co-founder and brewmaster Alexandra Nowell shares the steps that led her from a college classroom to a Los Angeles brewhouse.

How New York Architect John Bedard Found a Niche Building Breweries Will Work For Beer by

John Bedard has become the go-to brewery architect in Brooklyn, with projects from Threes, Kings County Brewing Collective, Grimm, and more making up nearly half of his current portfolio.

What Role Does Geography Play in Beer’s Evolution? Two Professors Explore the Answer in a New Book Last Call by

Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark Patterson, authors of Atlas of Beer, shed light on the role geography has played in beer’s global evolution.

50 of the Best New Breweries People & Places by

We reach out to our writers, subscribers, and followers to help us build our annual feature on brewery openings. This year, we’ve also included a number of Canadian breweries. Here are 50 of the most promising newcomers, as chosen by you.

Paul Humpherson of Oxford Brewery Tap Social on Connecting Ex-Offenders with Jobs in Beer Last Call by

Oxford, England brewery Tap Social links ex-offenders with education, training, and jobs in the beer-making industry.

A Nanoblendery Grows in Belgium: New Stirrings in the Old World of Lambic Beer Feature by

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.

A Pioneer, Reinvented: The Humble Beginnings and Hopeful Future of Seattle’s Redhook Brewery Feature by

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.

Magnify Brewing Company: Finding a Niche in New Jersey From the Source by

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.

Craig Dilger, Co-Founder and Brewmaster, Foulmouthed Brewing Going Pro by

The Dilgers placed the creativity, variety, and limitless experimentation that they loved about homebrewing at the core of their business plan for Foulmouthed, their brewery in South Portland, Maine.

33 Elmwood: Bowling and Bocce in Westbrook, Maine Barkeep by

In Westbrook, Maine, 33 Elmwood has elevated the food-and-entertainment game by pairing bowling with a beer list and dinner menu that stands up to the city’s fine dining restaurants.

Laura Boada, Founder of Zambo Creek Microcervecería, an All-Female Brewery in Ecuador Last Call by

As the founder and brewmaster of Zambo Creek Microcervecería, an all-female brewery in Quito, Ecuador, Boada works to empower women in the brewing industry.

BrewLAB: How California’s 1.5-Barrel Microbrewery Lives Up to Its Name From the Source by

BrewLAB’s small size comes with a glut of flexibility, and with both owners serving as brewers, too, there’s no shortage of opportunity to live up to the California brewery’s name.

At Vermont’s Hermit Thrush, Brewmaster Christophe Gagné Showcases Local Microflora Going Pro by

Hermit Thrush Brewery in Brattleboro, Vt., Christophe Gagné showcases local microorganisms by nurturing house cultures of wild yeast and bacteria and embracing spontaneous fermentation.

The Jailhouse: Old West Charm and New School Beer in Buena Vista, Colorado Barkeep by

Colorado beer-industry pro Sarah Haughey opened The Jailhouse Craft Beer Bar in the squat, 850-square-foot building in Buena Vista that briefly served as the town jail 137 years ago.

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.

Braxton Brewing Company: Investing in Kentucky’s Future From the Source by

Given its explosive growth, it’s no wonder that the city of Covington has embraced Braxton Brewing in a big way. The better story, however, is how Braxton has embraced Covington.

Andrew Witchey: Founder and Brewmaster, Dancing Gnome Brewing Company Going Pro by

Dancing Gnome Brewing Company, the hop-forward brewery and taproom Andrew Witchey opened on the outskirts of Pittsburgh last year, sprang from the desire to help grow craft brewing’s culture in Pennsylvania.

Luppolo Station: Rome’s Train-Themed, Craft-Focused Pub Barkeep by

Luppolo Station’s venue in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood helped shape the bar’s original—and unusual—theme.

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.

Good Nature Farm Brewery: Growing a Beer Business in Rural New York From the Source by

Good Nature Farm Brewery’s dedication to local ingredients has been key to its success.

Karl Spiesman, Co-Founder and Head Brewer, Brick and Barrel Brewing Going Pro by

At Brick and Barrel, the Cleveland neighborhood taproom that launched in 2014, Karl Spiesman applies his wine-making background to classically inspired European ales executed with a creative American sensibility.

The Hops Farmer: John Segal Jr. Will Work For Beer by

Determined to connect farmers and brewers, third-generation hops farmer John Segal rebuilt his family’s business—the first to commercially cultivate Cascades.