BeerAdvocate magazine #132

50 of the Best New Breweries People & Places by

We reach out to our writers, subscribers, and followers to help us build our annual feature on brewery openings. This year, we’ve also included a number of Canadian breweries. Here are 50 of the most promising newcomers, as chosen by you.

Mutants and Transformers: A Look into the Future of Craft Brewing Unfiltered by

The rapid transformation and mutation of American craft brewing will undoubtedly persevere in the year ahead. Yet one thing always remains the same: the absence of boredom.

Trillium Brewing Company’s Secret Stairs Boston Stout Label Approval by

Designer Kevin Cimo’s cross-hatched, pen-and-ink aesthetic for Trillium Brewing’s labels was inspired by Cooks Illustrated magazine.

Kulmbacher: Strong, Dark, and Hoppy History by the Glass by

Before the proliferation of Pilsner, Germany had Kulmbacher—a strong, dark, and surprisingly hoppy lager.

Beef Stout Stroganoff Cooking with Beer by

A few key recipe tweaks—including the addition of an Oatmeal Stout—infuse the finished stroganoff with layers of scrumptious flavor and texture, yielding a balanced yet complex version of a nostalgic comfort dish.

What Role Does Geography Play in Beer’s Evolution? Two Professors Explore the Answer in a New Book Last Call by

Nancy Hoalst-Pullen and Mark Patterson, authors of Atlas of Beer, shed light on the role geography has played in beer’s global evolution.

Kill Your Darlings: A Streamlined Recipe for Homebrewed Barleywine BYOB by

Even the most beloved homebrewing recipes can benefit from revision, like this streamlined Barleywine recipe that cuts five malts down to one: Maris Otter.

How New York Architect John Bedard Found a Niche Building Breweries Will Work For Beer by

John Bedard has become the go-to brewery architect in Brooklyn, with projects from Threes, Kings County Brewing Collective, Grimm, and more making up nearly half of his current portfolio.

Alexandra Nowell of Three Weavers Brewing Company on Glitter Beer and Growing Pains Going Pro by

Three Weavers Brewing Company co-founder and brewmaster Alexandra Nowell shares the steps that led her from a college classroom to a Los Angeles brewhouse.

Greeting Cards and Gruits? Beer Holidays Seek a Place on the Calendar History & Culture by

From April’s Saison Day to National Lager Day in December, there’s a beer-centric holiday to celebrate just about every month. But do they make an impact?

Daring to Make the Leap: Switzerland Jumps into the Global Beer Revolution Beer Without Borders by

Once dominated by a few macro lagers, Switzerland’s recent craft brewing boom has left it with more breweries per capita than any other European nation.

At Michigan’s Fowling Warehouse, a New Hybrid Sport Pairs Best with Beer Barkeep by

Fowling—a hybrid of bowling and football—is best played with a beer in hand, and the Fowling Warehouse in Detroit has 180 brands to choose from.

Where to Drink in Honolulu, Hawaii Destinations by

From sprawling beachfront brewpubs to a Tiki-themed speakeasy, the Hawaiian capital of Honolulu is at the center of the state’s beer boom.

Transient Artisan Ales: Crafting Michigan Wild Ales Alongside Hazy IPA From the Source by

Trading its vagabond ways for a sleepy town in Michigan, Transient Artisan Ales has made a name for itself with oak-aged Saisons, wild ales, and an “obligatory” IPA.

Cask Ale, No Frills, and Plenty of Conversation: Reinventing the English Pub for the 21st Century Feature by

Just as the quintessential English pub experience began to feel threatened by corporate monopolies, a new model arrived to shake up the neighborhood watering hole.

Thrills and Pils: How Texas Became Ground Zero for Pale Lager Feature by

Since Austin’s Live Oak Brewing launched with its Czech-style Pilz, Texas has become America’s craft brewing breeding ground for world-class pale lagers. But how did bottom fermentation end up on top here?