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.