On the Cover: Jakob Cirell of From the Ground Brewing in Red Hook lets local ingredients inspire his beers. Read more on page 48. Photo by Matt Coats. Subscribe: http://www.beeradvocate.com/mag/ Inside: Beer Smack by Jason & Todd Alström What We Learned From 2015 Beer News Innovation by Lisa Morrison TagaBrew Shelf Talker by Courtney Cox The Best Beer in the World: One Man’s Global Search for the Perfect Pint by Mark Dredge Label Approval by Courtney Cox Ghost Pigeon Porter from New England Brewing Tech Talk by Robey Martin Tiny Bubbles: Brewers Hope Nitro Beers Will Be a Hit The Business of Beer by Robert Dickinson Bean to Beer Brewers and Chocolate Makers Join Together in Pursuit of Flavor Unfiltered by Andy Crouch; illustration by Chi-Yun Lau Dizzying Prospects Fermented Culture by Ron Pattinson Dutch Oud Bruin BYOB by Drew Beechum; illustration by Ellen Crenshaw The Death of an Interestingly Potable Ale Cuisine à la Bière recipes by Sean Z. Paxton Holiday Beer Fudge Kindred Spirits (recipe by by Dan Peach, owner and bartender The Summit, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Just The Facts Table Mates (pairings by Jonathan Bender, author of Cookies & Beer) Chocolate Chip Cookies Barkeep by Austin L. Ray; photos by Dave Bruffy Iron Horse Tavern in Morgantown, West Virginia 9 Steps to Beerdom by Paul M. McMorrow Ben Low, Director of Brewing Operations, Baxter Brewing Company From the Source by Brian Spencer Wild Beer Company Beer Destinations by Erica Sweeney; illustration by Sam Brewster Little Rock, Arkansas Feature by Justin Kennedy; photos by Matt Coats The New Primitives: In the Hudson Valley, Young Brewers Envision a Simple Future for New York Beer Feature by Matt Kettmann Appellation Ales: Sipping on the Frontlines of America’s Hybrid Revolution Beer Reviews by Jason & Todd Alström Last Call (interview by Courtney Cox) Kurt Widmer Co-founder, Widmer Brothers Brewing For more BeerAdvocate magazine: http://www.beeradvocate.com/mag/ As always ... thanks for reading! Cheers!