Watch our preview of BeerAdvocate magazine #120 (January 2017) on the 34 best new breweries to open in 2016. On the Cover: Brewmaster-blender Shawn Johnson and his wife Lindsay opened Birds Fly South Ale Project, their South Carolina brewery, in September. | Photo by Jack Sorokin. Inside: 2017 Beer Resolutions Beer Smack by Jason & Todd Alström Racing to Meet Demand, More Breweries Add Wood-Aging Facilities Beer News by Rebecca Kirkman Baladin to Open Farm Brewery Emphasizing Beer’s Agricultural Roots Beer News by Bryan Jansing Put a Lid on It Innovation by Lisa Morrison The Homebrewer’s Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to Making Your Own Beer from Scratch by Marika Josephson, Aaron Kleidon, and Ryan Tockstein Shelf Talker by Courtney Cox Muskoka Brewery’s Winter Beard Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout Label Approval by Courtney Cox Big in Japan: Stouts in the Land of the Rising Sun Biiru Without Borders by Davey Young Sam Calagione and Dogfish Head’s Immort Ale 6 Degrees of Fermentation by Ben Keene; illustration by Brett Affrunti Happily Single Unfiltered by Andy Crouch; illustration by Chi-Yun Lau Gold Label: A Revolutionary Beer Fermented Culture by Ron Pattinson Preparing for Lawn Season BYOB by Drew Beechum; illustration by Ellen Crenshaw Umami Rice with Brown Ale Cuisine à la Bière by Sean Z. Paxton Lord Nibbler! Kindred Spirits (recipe by T. Read Richards | General Manager at Valkyrie | Tulsa, Okla.) Braised Rabbit Tagliatelle Table Mates (pairings by The Village Idiot’s Jason Ritchey | Lexington, Ky.) Blue Palms Brewhouse in Los Angeles, Calif. Barkeep by Sarah Bennett; photos by John Verive Drew Fox, Founder and Head Brewer, 18th Street Brewery 9 Steps to Beerdom by Paul M. McMorrow The Southern Brewing Company From the Source by Allyson Hester; photos by Miguel Rivas Washington DC Beer Destinations by Rebecca Kirkman; illustration by Sam Brewster Class of 2016: 34 of the Best New Breweries Feature by Michael Agnew, Robert Annis, Bill Babbitt, Sarah Bennett, Eric Gorski, Jonathan Ingram, Brad Japhe, Kendall Jones, Justin Kennedy, Niko Krommydas, Sean Lewis, Matt Osgood, Taylor Pilkington, Bryan Roth, Will Siss, Julia Thiel, Benjamin Whitney, and Brian Yaeger Beer Reviews by Jason & Todd Alström Neil Witte, Founder, Craft Quality Solutions Last Call (interview by Courtney Cox; art by Nathan Arizona) Subscribe: https://www.beeradvocate.com/mag/subscribe/ As always ... thanks for reading! Cheers & Happy New Year!