BeerAdvocate magazine #129

Hopping Mad About Flavor Innovation by

Condensed liquid flavoring designed to enhance beer, Mad Hops (and its competitor OnTap) borrows a concept from existing products that add flavor to other beverages, like water.

ISO: Your Honest Feedback; FT: A New Magazine in 2018 Beer Smack by

Changes in the beer industry and the beer media landscape show no signs of slowing down.

Houston Breweries Offer Help in Harvey’s Aftermath News by

Many breweries opened their doors and filled containers with water, shuttled supplies, served as distribution points, and raised funds.

WarPigs’ Lazurite IPA Label Approval by

Their looks might be opposites, but for the founders of WarPigs—which gets its name from the pigs that the Romans used to frighten the war elephants of their enemies—collaboration comes easily.

The Secrets of Master Brewers Shelf Talker by

In his latest book, Jeff Alworth taps the brewers of some of Europe and America’s most iconic beers for insights on what makes their ales and lagers special.

Cannabis-Infused Beers on the Rise News by

A string of brews incorporating cannabis have been released by producers in cannabis-friendly states like Vermont and Oregon.

Europe’s Puzzling Nobility: Hops from the Styrian Hinterland Behind the Bines by

US drinkers might soon become more familiar with four new flavor hops from Slovenia, in addition to the Styrian region’s already well-known Noble hops.

Finding a Happy Medium Unfiltered by

As pricing for craft brands reaches its outer limits, growth is starting to slow, pushing beer buyers and consumers to take another look at value brands.

All Together Now: Beer Choir Unites Drinkers in Song For Love of the Craft by

Beginning modestly in 2015, Michael Engelhardt’s Beer Choir, which revives the historic link between beer and song, has grown to 25 chapters nationwide.

Fading in Popularity: East Germany’s Beer Styles Fermented Culture by

A document detailing the 22 styles of beer permitted in East Germany offers a glimpse into the former country’s Cold War-era brewing culture.

There’s Nothing To It: Get Creative with an Easy-to-Modify Wheat Ale Recipe BYOB by

Catch the homebrewing bug (or pass it along) with this easy-to-modify wheat beer recipe that can be personalized with hops, fruit, or spice additions.

Thai Red Curry Soup with Belgian Ale Sauce Cuisine à la Bière by

A Thai red curry paste serves as a flavorful base for a hearty lamb and noodle soup recipe enhanced by the esters and phenols of a Belgian-style ale.

Luppolo Station: Rome’s Train-Themed, Craft-Focused Pub Barkeep by

Luppolo Station’s venue in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood helped shape the bar’s original—and unusual—theme.

Andrew Witchey: Founder and Brewmaster, Dancing Gnome Brewing Company 9 Steps to Beerdom by

Dancing Gnome Brewing Company, the hop-forward brewery and taproom Andrew Witchey opened on the outskirts of Pittsburgh last year, sprang from the desire to help grow craft brewing’s culture in Pennsylvania.

Braxton Brewing Company: Investing in Kentucky’s Future From the Source by

Given its explosive growth, it’s no wonder that the city of Covington has embraced Braxton Brewing in a big way. The better story, however, is how Braxton has embraced Covington.

Midnight Negroni, a Beer Cocktail with Serrano-Infused Gin and Stout Foam Kindred Spirits by

Pedal Haus Brewery’s Midnight Negroni is a warming cocktail designed to be sipped on crisp autumn nights spent by the bonfire.

Where to Drink in Huntsville, Alabama Destinations by

Despite being in the second to last state to legalize homebrewing, Huntsville’s long history with beer eventually prevailed, and today local taps pour a variety of locally born brews.

Will Work for Beer: Volunteering in the Brewing Industry Offers Advantages Along With Risks Feature by

While some in the beer industry may have started as volunteers, and craft brewing’s popularity means willing participants are never in short supply, more and more business owners now see unpaid labor as a potential risk.

A Splash of Color: Breweries Add Murals to Brighten Neighborhoods and Taprooms Feature by

From blank brewhouse walls made colorful by local muralists to expressions of brand identity, large-scale art is a growing presence at breweries across the country. We highlight six of the most striking examples.

Walking Tree Brewery’s Red Wine Barrel-Aged Barnacled Manatee 2017 Beer Reviews by

Beginning with the Walking Tree’s Barleywine from the year prior, the 2017 barrel-aged edition of Barnacled Manatee spent eight months in French oak red wine barrels from Napa.

pFriem Family Brewers’ Sour IPA Beer Reviews by

The controlled acid profile in this kettle-soured IPA allows the desired hoppy, fruity, and sour elements to be distinctly noticeable yet still play well together.

Modern Times Beer Founder Jacob McKean On Employee Ownership and Staying Ahead of the Curve Last Call by

Jacob McKean opened Modern Times in 2013 with a large, 30-barrel system, 16-ounce cans, and a focus on packaging design—three choices that put him a step ahead of industry trends.