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BeerAdvocate magazine #125

Draw and Hold the Line Beer Smack by

It’s easy not to care about the seemingly arbitrary definition of “craft brewer.” So long as the beer tastes good, right? Wrong.

Shandies Inspire Summer Seasonal Releases News by

While Shandies and Radlers have been brewed stateside for several years, the style has proliferated in the US, with several new summer seasonals featuring radler-inspired brands.

Seattle’s Pike Brewing Expands, Adds New Dining Concept News by

Pike Brewing Company, one of the oldest breweries in the Pacific Northwest, will expand for the third time in 28 years when it opens Tankard & Tun next to Seattle’s Pike Place Market at the end of June.

June 2017 News: Wicked Weed Backlash, Speakeasy Sold, Sam Calagione’s James Beard Win News by

In a roundup of beer news, after sale to AB InBev, Wicked Weed faces backlash; Speakeasy Ales & Lagers sells to former distributor; Manchester pub awards 100-year-old patron free beer for life; and Sam Calagione wins James Beard award.

Data Analysis Made Easy with Gastrograph AI Innovation by

A tech company has developed artificial intelligence to streamline quality control by replacing the manual labor behind the sensory evaluation process.

Tasting Beer, 2nd edition: An Insider’s Guide to the World’s Greatest Drink Shelf Talker by

In the much-anticipated second edition of this go-to beer-education guide, Randy Mosher expands on popular topics (the science behind draft systems) and adds new ones (a section on beer cocktails).

Tallgrass Brewing Co.’s 8-Bit Pale Ale Label Approval by

The throwback design for 8-Bit Pale Ale carried Tallgrass Brewing Co. beyond its college town of Manhattan, Kansas.

Wholesale Change: Breweries and Upstart Distributors Are Writing New Rules for Selling Beer The Business of Beer by

Frustrated with the limitations of traditional wholesalers, breweries and upstart distributors are writing new rules for selling beer.

Bisphenol Pale Ale: Should You Be Worried About the BPA in Your Beer Can? Beer and Health by

The industry’s wholehearted embrace of cans comes with a lurking question: should we be worried about chemicals in the container’s epoxy lining?

Pilsner for the People Unfiltered by

We’ve ridden the wave of beer trends through tepid Amber Ales, extreme alcohol bombs, funky sours, and juicy IPAs—now, it’s Pilsner’s turn.

Milk Stout: Innovative, Energizing, and Nutritious? Fermented Culture by

How Mackeson, a provincial brewery on the south coast of England, patented a lactose-based formula in 1909 and created the Milk Stout.

A Pint for Mom: Homebrew Porter Designed for Nursing Mothers BYOB by

This 2.4 percent ABV Porter is packed with nutritious—and tasty—ingredients like flaxseed and figs intended to help boost a new mom’s milk supply.

Hopped Strawberry Shortcake with Witbier Curd Cuisine à la Bière by

Barley flour, hopped strawberries, and Witbier curd boost the flavor in strawberry shortcake without sacrificing the classic dessert’s nostalgia factor.

The Brewdriver: A Beer Cocktail with Vodka, Aperol, and Gose Kindred Spirits by

Aperol and Bauchant emphasize the orange citrus flavors in this take on the classic screwdriver cocktail, while a tropical Gose provides effervescence.

Board Games Meet Local Beer at Austin’s Vigilante Bar Barkeep by

Most bartenders wouldn’t exactly welcome a Risk board on their bar top, but at Vigilante Bar in Austin, Texas, beer is served with a side of board games.

Robert Turley, Head Brewer, Community Beer Works 9 Steps to Beerdom by

As head brewer of the fast-growing Buffalo nanobrewery Community Beer Works, Robert Turley churns out flavorful American ales that reflect the city’s character.

D.L. Geary Brewing Company: A New England Pioneer Looks to the Future From the Source by

Brewed on a Peter Austin brick kettle open fermentation system with the Ringwood yeast strain, Geary’s Pale Ale set the standard for malty, English-style ales.

Where to Drink in Manchester, England Destinations by

Manchester’s famed youthful energy and Northern attitude have advanced a wave of beer culture, spawning a new generation of breweries and reinvigorating the bar and restaurant scene.

Breaks and Brews: Surf Town Breweries Appeal to Wave Riders Feature by

A far cry from the hokey corporate bars that market themselves with surfboards and beach themes, authentic surf culture has shaped a growing number of breweries across the country—from the company ethos to the beers themselves.

The Birth of the Beer Hunter: Looking Back on Michael Jackson’s Legacy Feature by

The Beer Hunter was a persona. Michael Jackson, on the other hand, was a complex person, with all of his faults, foibles, and doubts in tow.

Hop Butcher For The World’s They Who Bear Honey Beer Reviews by

This dry-hopped Pale Ale is all about nuances, and that’s something that makes it so much more inviting.

Meadowlark Brewing’s Fungus Shui Beer Reviews by

Fungus Shui is truly an “aha!” beer moment that all gastronomy geeks must try.

Steve Dresler, Sierra Nevada’s Brewmaster, Reflects on His Career and the Industry’s Future Last Call by

Since he began working at Sierra Nevada in 1983, Steve Dresler has helped lead the company from 2,000 barrels a year to over a million.

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