BeerAdvocate magazine #108

Dear Hop Head Beer Smack by

An intervention letter from forgotten beer styles, imploring hop-addicted beer drinkers to change their ways.

More Breweries Add Gluten-Sensitive Products News by

With products like New Belgium Brewing Company’s Glütiny line and Stone Brewing Company’s Stone Delicious IPA, options for gluten-sensitive drinkers are increasing.

Beer News News by

Excavation uncovers Shakespeare’s brewhouse; Steve Anderson dies at 53; Magnolia Brewing Co. files for bankruptcy protection; George Washington’s small beer recipe; Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project closes; and Mikkeller to open San Diego tasting room.

It’s All Fizzics Innovation by

This personal beer dispenser creates a fresh-from-the-tap experience from any bottle, can or growler.

The Hop Grower’s Handbook: The Essential Guide for Sustainable, Small-Scale Production for Home and Market Shelf Talker by

Despite the modest renaissance of hops production in eastern states, no step-by-step guide had emerged until The Hop Grower’s Handbook.

Chiberian Warmer by Arcade Brewery Label Approval by

For Arcade Brewery’s quarterly Public Brew series, the community creates the name and label design for a seasonal beer.

Crowdfunding with Equity: Craft Breweries Will Soon Have a New Way to Close the Funding Gap The Business of Beer by

A new form of equity crowdfunding will allow breweries and other startups to raise money by selling stock to average-Joe investors.

Recreational Marijuana Finds Traction in Shadow of Craft Brewing The Blending House by

Is the link between the growth of recreational marijuana and craft breweries just a bit of cosmic, double-hopped coincidence? Cultural and economic factors could explain the evolving connection.

5 Sources of Inspiration for Alaskan Smoked Porter 6 Degrees of Fermentation by

Alaskan Brewing Co. co-founder Geoff Larson talks about the drinks (and other things) that inspired one of the most award-winning and sought-after beers in recent history: Alaskan Smoked Porter.

The Wait Unfiltered by

While nothing draws a crowd like a crowd, standing in line for beer is too often about following the masses rather than one’s own palate—or curiosity.

German Porter: Part One Fermented Culture by

There’s an unbroken history of Porter brewing in Germany going back around 200 years. Porter was the first style to be a huge international hit and was brewed all over the world.

Cosmic Fluff BYOB by

A homebrew with lactose, powdered peanut butter and vanilla extract evokes the childhood memory of peanut butter-and-marshmallow fluff sandwiches.

Viking-Style Chicken Stew with Beer Cuisine à la Bière by

Doppelbock or Smoked Porter add flavor to Viking-inspired winter dishes like a hearty stew with chicken, root vegetables, and mushrooms.

Kornmjölsgröt: Barley Porridge with Red Lager Cuisine à la Bière by

This oat porridge alternative can be eaten as is or served with various toppings, like a sour cream maple sauce or a honey-flavored whipping cream with tart dried cherries and cacao nibs.

Confluence “Double You”-IPA Kindred Spirits by

Combining IPA with bourbon and adding a hit of sweet blood orange liqueur provided just the right flavors to open this cocktail’s floral qualities.

Panela Cheese Dumplings with Cilantro-Jalapeno Pesto: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

San Francisco’s Sessions at the Presidio beer evangelist Jordan Spaulding suggests three beers to complement the restaurant’s Mexican-inspired gnocchi dish.

The Outer Space in Hamden, Connecticut Barkeep by

Made up of a cozy wooden bar area with some adjacent tables, a small back patio, a swanky retro lounge, and a ballroom area for the music, The Outer Space hosts acts most days of the week.

Jason Pellett of Orpheus Brewing 9 Steps to Beerdom by

At Orpheus Brewing Jason Pellett acts as an evangelist for beers that push drinkers’ palates, and helps carve out a local market for sour and funky flavors among more casual beer drinkers.

Temperance Row Brewing Company: Classic Styles in the World’s Dry Capital From the Source by

Temperance Row holds a nostalgic place in brewing history with timeless beers and an iconic brewmaster in a small town in central Ohio that was dry for 148 years.

Where to Drink in Fort Collins, Colorado Destinations by

Fort Collins, Colo., is more than just a Front Range college town—it’s also often referred to as the “Napa Valley of Beer.” And this city of just over 150,000 is part of the “Denver Beer Triangle.”

Class of 2015: 33 of the Best New Breweries in the US Feature by

From farm breweries to barrel aging and blending specialists, more than two new breweries opened per day in 2015. We profile 33 of the most promising newcomers.

Javed Murad, Founder of White Owl Brewery Last Call by

Javed Murad navigated tight regulations and a cutthroat real estate market to launch White Owl Brewery in his hometown of Mumbai, India.