BeerAdvocate magazine #115

Suffering Samplers Beer Smack by

Too many taprooms put too much focus into the sampler paddle, which is often more impressive than the beers themselves.

Fostering Education, Breweries and Universities Work Together on New Beers News by

From the University of Louisiana at Lafayette’s Ragin’ Cajuns Ale to University of Wisconsin’s S’Wheat Caroline, brewery-university partnerships are about more than making money.

Dr. Paul D. Ogg, Microbiologist and Brewer, Dies at 46 News by

Dr. Paul D. Ogg was a mentor to many beer-lovers, brewers, and scientists in Colorado and beyond.

Beer News News by

Yuengling Settles Clean Water Act Violation; Hitachino Nest Opening Restaurant in San Francisco; Flying Fish Lands in Philly’s Historic Brewerytown; and Brooklyn Brewery Launches Record Label.

Six-Packs for the Sea Innovation by

Florida’s Saltwater Brewery has developed a new six-pack holder that promises to not only save marine life from entanglement, but feed them as well.

Homebrew All-Stars: Top Brewers Share Their Best Techniques and Recipes Shelf Talker by

If you’ve ever sifted through a homebrewers’ forum trying to separate the experts from the blowhards, this book is for you.

Maverick & Gose by Second Self Beer Company Label Approval by

Second Self embraced the “Top Gun” nostalgia with its summer seasonal, creating a video spoof of the famous volleyball scene and including movie quotes on the bottoms of cans.

Cast in Stone: Brewers Experiment with Equipment that Has Winemaking Origins Tools of the Trade by

Although concrete fermentation tanks are new to the beer world, the vessel’s use dates back centuries to vintners in Europe. Its porous material and smooth shape aids in fermentation and flow.

A Theory of Evolution: The Future of Global Beer Unfiltered by

It’s been a year of intrigue and plot twists—multimillion dollar deals begat billion dollar deals, while a half-dozen or more transactions constantly swirl in the rumor mill.

60 Shilling Ale History by the Glass by

Untangling the origins of Scottish 60 Shilling Ale and the now virtually extinct style’s transformation over time.

Sour on Extract? Try Homebrewing with Leftover Hot Liquor Tank Water BYOB by

Squeeze the most out of your brew day with this tasty sour, made with malt extract, Magnum hop pellets, and leftover hot liquor tank water.

Beer-Infused Egg Rolls Cooking with Beer by

Use one versatile recipe to make Chinese-style BBQ pork egg rolls with Imperial Stout, or braised duck egg rolls with Flanders Red.

Dancin’ Late At Night Kindred Spirits by

Aged rum, molasses, sherry, blueberries, and kombucha combine with the crisp, light tartness of a Berliner Weisse to create a drink that tastes refreshing yet complex.

Chipotle Shrimp Pizza: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

At Craft 64 in Scottsdale, Ariz., co-owner Josh Ivey pairs a brick oven-roasted pizza with three brews from the Grand Canyon State.

The Dram Shop in Missoula, Montana Barkeep by

When it opened in April 2015, The Dram Shop became Montana’s first standalone growler retailer. Today, its 40 taps pour brews from across the country, plus wine, cider, and kombucha.

Three Heads Brewing: 5 Essentials 5 Essentials by

Partners Dan Nothnagle, Todd Dirrigl, Geoff Dale, and Brian Johnson can’t live without these five things at Three Heads, their funky and hop-forward brewery in Rochester, N.Y.

Dennis R. Hock of Draai Laag Brewing Company Going Pro by

At Draai Laag’s brewhouse in western Pennsylvania, Dennis R. Hock embraces the wild critters floating through the air to create beers that could only come from Pittsburgh.

Reuben’s Brews: Making Bloody Good Beer in Seattle From the Source by

In just a couple of years, Adam Robbings matriculated from homebrewing newbie to brewmaster and co-owner of Reuben’s Brews, named after Robbings’ son, Reuben.

Where to Drink in Tucson, Arizona Destinations by

Tucson has culinary chops, so it’s not surprising to find a thriving dining scene where local breweries play their part, thanks in part to a wave of new brewery openings.

Cruising Through Cascadia: Essential Pacific Northwest Beer Experiences Feature by

The Pacific Northwest offers a multitude of options for thirsty beercationers, from Oregon’s mountain biking brew tours to brewery cruises through Washington’s San Juan Islands.

Pedals and Pints: Bike Trail Breweries Appeal to Cyclists Feature by

America’s brewing renaissance has developed alongside a renewed interest in cycling, with new breweries popping up along the nation’s bike trails to cater to two-wheeled clientele.

Pedals and Pints: A Six-Pack of Bike-Themed Beers Feature by

Don’t live near a bike trail? Drink vicariously through these beers inspired by cycling.

Dominic Fountain, President, Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF) Last Call by

According to Fountain, close to 50 of San Diego homebrew club QUAFF’s nearly 350 members have turned pro.