BeerAdvocate magazine #120

2017 Beer Resolutions Beer Smack by

It’s a fact: 2016 sucked for too many reasons, so let’s make 2017 an awesome year; at least beer-wise. Here are our tips to help achieve that goal.

Racing to Meet Demand, More Breweries Add Wood-Aging Facilities News by

Increased demand for barrel-aged beers and the ability for breweries to dedicate resources to long-term projects has 2017 poised to be the year of the wood cellar.

Baladin to Open Farm Brewery Emphasizing Beer’s Agricultural Roots News by

Teo Musso, one of the four original pioneers of Italy’s craft brewing movement, plans to debut Baladin Open Garden, a 786,000-square-foot beer park in the country’s Piedmont region, in June 2017.

Put a Lid on It: A Compact, Stealth Koozie from Trinken Products Innovation by

Thanks to an inventive take on a koozie that looks a lot like a coffee cup lid, you can keep your beer cold—and hidden.

The Homebrewer’s Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to Making Your Own Beer from Scratch Shelf Talker by

From caramelized tubers to fermented acorns, the authors reveal the possibilities hiding in plain sight in your backyard or at the farmers market.

Muskoka Brewery’s Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout Label Personifies Winter in Ontario Label Approval by

The character on Muskoka Brewery’s Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout label has taken on a life of its own, inspiring look-alike and beard-growing contests at the Ontario brewery.

Big in Japan: Stouts in the Land of the Rising Sun Beer Without Borders by

In contrast to the country’s ubiquitous lagers, a growing number of Japanese brewers are making big, bold Stouts, often with local ingredients.

5 Sources of Inspiration for Dogfish Head Immort Ale 6 Degrees of Fermentation by

Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione reveals the five beverages that inspired Immort Ale, from Alaskan Smoked Porter to Pappy Van Winkle.

Happily Single: The Satisfaction of Beer Monogamy Unfiltered by

No longer paralyzed by choice, there’s a freedom that comes from sitting at a bar with friends, hefting steins of the exact same beer for hours.

Gold Label: A Revolutionary Beer Fermented Culture by

In the 1950s, Tennant Brothers advertised Gold Label, its pale Barleywine, as a beer “as strong as a double whiskey and half the price.”

Preparing for Lawn Season: Brewing a Pre-Prohibition-Style Cream Ale BYOB by

Take advantage of winter’s low ambient temps by brewing a pre-Prohibition Cream Ale in preparation for the lawn-mowing days to come.

Umami Rice with Brown Ale Cuisine à la Bière by

Brown Ale combines with mushrooms, miso, and Chinese-style sausage to add depth and umami flavors to a simple fried rice dish.

How to Make Lord Nibbler, a Cocktail with IPA syrup, Bourbon, and Campari Kindred Spirits by

The pine and citrus notes in the massive hop profile of COOP Ale Works’ F5 IPA shine brightly against the bourbon’s hints of soft vanilla and spice in this beer cocktail by Oklahoma bar Valkyrie.

Braised Rabbit Tagliatelle: 3 Pairings Table Mates by

Chef Jason Ritchey of The Village Idiot in Lexington selects three beers to bring out different qualities in the popular winter dish Braised Rabbit Tagliatelle.

Blue Palms Brewhouse: Hollywood’s Pioneering Beer Bar Barkeep by

Los Angeles was still a vodka-cranberry and Champagne town in 2008 when Brian Lenzo launched Blue Palms Brewhouse on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Drew Fox of 18th Street Brewery 9 Steps to Beerdom by

Three years after opening in Gary, Ind., across the Indiana state line from Chicago, 18th Street Brewery has torched any skeptics with founder Drew Fox’s hard-charging, heavy metal brand of brewing.

The Southern Brewing Company: There’s No Taste Like Home From the Source by

Known for its eclectic dining, music, and arts scene, Athens, Ga., gained its third brewery in May 2015 when Brian Roth opened The Southern Brewing Company to brew beer that “tastes like Athens.”

Where to Drink in Washington DC Destinations by

Although the nation’s capital was slow to embrace locally brewed beer when the first wave of microbreweries swept over other parts of the country in the 1980s and ’90s, a recent shift has created a flourishing beer culture.

Class of 2016: 34 of the Best New Breweries in the US Feature by

From seasoned pros starting highly anticipated new projects to industry newcomers nailing classic styles in small towns, we profile 34 of the best new breweries to open their doors in 2016.

Neil Witte, Craft Quality Solutions Founder, on Quality Control After Beer Leaves the Brewery Last Call by

After 16 years doing field quality work for Duvel Moortgat USA and Boulevard Brewing Co., Neil Witte founded Craft Quality Solutions to end the era of shadowy shipping and handling, and answer the industry’s call to focus on quality.

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