BeerAdvocate magazine #110

Save These Dates! Beer Smack by

BeerAdvocate has hosted over 50 festivals since 2003. We also take pride in the fact that our fests offer attendees a chance to meet their favorite brewers and fellow beer advocates.

Citrus and Tropical IPAs on the Rise News by

Although fruit styles only make up 1.5 percent of the total sales in the craft IPA category, the number of brands has increased, according to Chicago-based consumer insights company IRI.

Were Wasps the Catalysts for New Beer Yeast Strains? News by

Curious how Saccharomyces pastorianus (lager yeast) came into being, microbiologist Duccio Cavalieri and entomologist Stefano Turrillazzi had a hunch that the fungi were getting some matchmaking help from wasps.

Beer News News by

Victory and Southern Tier unite under Artisanal Brewing Ventures; Massachusetts distributor faces pay-to-play penalty; southern states push to update beer laws; and Slovenian town building public beer fountain.

Getting Fresh Innovation by

You know those ubiquitous tree-shaped auto air fresheners? HopNose is similar, only it looks like a giant hop cone and smells like Chinook hops—still piney, but with a more resinous hop smell than Christmas trees.

Beer for All Seasons: A Through-the-Year Guide to What to Drink and When to Drink It Shelf Talker by

In Beer for All Seasons, Randy Mosher reminds us that March isn’t the only month connected to the cyclical rhythm of beer throughout the year.

Nathalius by Omnipollo Label Approval by

To create the label art for Nathalius, co-founder Karl Grandin filled an aquarium with Omnipollo beer and oil paint, swirling it to create different shapes, while photographer Gustav Karlsson Frost “manically captured the process.”

Salt Gose Pop: Brewers Experiment with a Common Seasoning The Business of Beer by

Although bursting with a sour punch and finishing with a pinch of salinity, the once arcane Gose is not a margarita in beer form. Today, some iterations boldly bring it into the 21st century.

Spoiled by War: South Sudan Loses its First and Only Brewery Beer Without Borders by

It’s last call for White Bull, South Sudan’s favorite beer. The country’s only brewery announced it will stop producing amid a ruinous civil war.

Names and Labels Unfiltered by

Why it’s time to give up on a meaningless phrase and accept a growing truth: craft beer is just beer.

International Collaboration in the 19th Century History by the Glass by

There’s nothing new about collaboration beers; international brewers have been working together for centuries. Pilsner, for instance, was born when British and Bavarian brewing technology intersected with Bohemian raw materials.

Controlling Wild Fire BYOB by

Follow this souring schedule to mimic the natural order of critters in a traditional Belgian Lambic. In a year or three, you’ll have an amazing beer that you’ll be both proud and jealously protective of.

Mediterranean Stuffed Leg of Lamb in a Stout Marinade Cooking with Beer by

A Stout-based marinade brings Mediterranean flavor to a stuffed leg of lamb, while a citrusy IPA dressing brightens a cous cous salad.

Brass Monkey Kindred Spirits by

This tiki-style beertail combines a fresh cantaloupe cordial with nutty orgeat and an Italian amaro to offer a pleasantly bitter base of saffron, violet and anise, complementing the presence of grapefruit juice and a hoppy IPA.

Smoked Carrots: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

Central Provisions chef and co-owner Christopher D. Gould pairs three beers with smoked heirloom carrots sautéed to order in brown butter with fresh thyme, alderwood-smoked sea salt and chives.

Krug Park in Omaha, Nebraska Barkeep by

In 2011 Jonathan Tvrdik opened Nebraska’s Krug Park, named after an amusement park and beer garden built in 1895 by Frederick Krug, an Omaha legend who operated Krug Brewing Company.

Trevor Williams of Hoof Hearted Brewing Going Pro by

Trevor Williams co-founded Columbus, Ohio’s Hoof Hearted Brewing with a pair of college buddies, Jared and Ryan Bichon, in 2011. They crank out bold, aromatic beer that’s influenced by hops, hair metal and video game culture.

Grand Teton Brewing Company: Idaho Brews with Mountain Views From the Source by

Located right at the base of Teton Pass, a popular backcountry skiing spot, Grand Teton Brewing Company has cultivated both a strong après-ski culture and a philanthropic culture in its 28-year legacy.

Where to Drink in Paris, France Destinations by

Although most corner bistros and supermarket aisles remain in the golden grip of Heineken and AB InBev, a new crop of small breweries is eking out an existence in a city where wine is still the go-to libation.

Finding Mr. Fuggle: The Largely Mysterious History of England’s Two Greatest Hop Varieties Feature by

The history of British hop strains Goldings and Fuggles has long been shrouded in mystery. Will new evidence reveal the identities of the people who lent their names to this pair of influential varieties?

Wholesale Wars: The Battle for the Future of Beer Distribution Feature by

While Anheuser-Busch’s spree of brewery acquisitions makes headlines, its wholesaler purchases have spawned a war at the distribution level that could be one of craft brewing’s most important fights yet.

Steve Hamburg, Cellarman of Chicago Beer Society’s Day of the Living Ales Last Call by

What started with a taste of real ale on a 1987 trip to Europe drew Steve Hamburg back to the UK over 40 times, and led him to co-found Chicago’s Real Ale Festival in 1996.