“I make beers that I want to drink. That’s the bottom line,” Avery says. “I love our IPA because I made the IPA for me—that’s the style of IPA I like. I always say: I’m making the beer for me; I’m just making a little extra for everybody else.”
Whether you call it beginner’s luck or divine inspiration, photographer and beer fan John Carnett seemingly tapped into both when he crafted an all-in-one beer brewing-and-serving contraption that has grabbed the attention of brewers everywhere.
The resurgence in homebrewing is ultimately good news for the entire brewing world. Get a quick history of the American Homebrewers Association and learn about Brew-On-Premise (or BOP) companies, which offer an alternative to brewing in your kitchen.
Are you tired of dry turkey? Is the canned cranberry sauce not what it used to be? Bored with the store-bought cheesecake? Here are some updated classic recipes, perfect for the homebrewer, beer connoisseur and everyday foodie.
The city’s brewing culture, long rooted in German lagers, has recently taken a turn towards assertive hops and Belgian yeast; that fact, and the tenacity of Chicago’s neighborhood pub culture, makes this a lively time to go drinking your way across the Second City.