BeerAdvocate magazine #33

Drinking From the Source Beer Smack by

Why beer geeks should get out from behind their keyboards and go on a beer pilgrimage.

Beer News News by

Beer helps prevent osteoporosis; 5 Seasons uses rainwater for brewing; Kettle House collaborates on beer-flavored ice cream; and AB-InBev and Miller-Coors raise prices.

What Would Fritz Do? Unfiltered by

For craft brewers tempted to focus their attention on high-priced, limited-edition beers that appeal to a tiny fraction of beer lovers, it’s telling that the original craft brewer, Anchor Brewing, has not embraced the high-alcohol and hop-bomb craze.

Size Matters The Politics of Beer by

At some point in the expansion of a brewing business, those who seek to make good beers cede control to those who wish to command a large business.

Who You Gonna Call? Not the Ghostbusters! BYOB by

Two Fantôme-inspired Saisons to welcome the Autumn months.

Alan Sprints Going Pro by

Alan Sprints has been the creative force behind Hair of the Dog for 16 years now. For most of that time, he’s also been the brewery’s only grunt laborer.

English IPA: History in a Glass Style Profile by

The story behind this style not only recalls the creation of one of the world’s great brewing capitals in Burton-on-Trent, but it harkens the triumph of the British empire, a living, breathing emblem of might and power.

Three Threads Three Threads by

BeerAdvocate users discuss the effects beer trading has had on the beer community.

Tapping Into Changing Tap Handles Innovation by

The premise for Tap Boards is a simple one: Take a regular tap handle and add a tiny chalkboard surface where the brewery and beer names normally would go.

What Defines a Double IPA? Ask the Beer Geek by

The Beer Geek expounds on the differences between IPA and Double IPA.

Let Them Eat Cake (With Beer) Cooking with Beer by

The fall harvest brings apples, hard squashes, and full-flavored brews like Imperial Porters, Barleywines, and pumpkin beers. To celebrate these offerings, try one of two cake recipes that are simple in nature, yet add an elegant touch to any evening.

The Fine Art of Craftsman(ship) From the Source by

Every West Coast city has a beer scene to make you sing, but not Los Angeles. That’s not to say bastions of beer excellence don’t exist in this humble burg. In Pasadena, Mark Jilg operates one such outlier—Craftsman Brewing Company.

Back to Basics: Part One Feature by

When you boil it all down, beer is little more than four simple ingredients—malt, hops, water and yeast. Join us as we explore these humble components in a two-part series taking it all back to basics.

Madison Destinations by

Academics, artists, bureaucrats, techies and unreconstructed hippies: You throw them in the pot, they simmer for a while, and wind up congealing into a mass that’s thirsting for a quality beverage. And nowhere in the upper Midwest does it all come together like it does in Madison, Wis.

Ambassadors of Rebellion Last Call by

Tim Schnars II of Erie Brewing Co. urges craft enthusiasts to continue unabashedly breaking the rules of brewing.