About the Magazine

The New Brewer, The Journal of the Brewers Association, is published bi-monthly. The New Brewer (and additional copies for staff) is included with a paid Brewers Association membership. Single issues are also for sale.

Established in 1983 to help commercial start-up breweries find their way during the early days of the craft beer revolution, The New Brewer has evolved for more than 30 years along with the maturing craft brewing community. Today, The New Brewer offers practical insights and advice for breweries that range in size from fewer than 500 barrels per year up to more than 800,000 barrels.

Content includes features on topics like brewing technology and problem solving, pub and restaurant management, and packaged beer sales and distribution. In addition, each issue of the magazine carries important industry news, sales charts and market share performance. The annual “Industry Review” (May/June) issue tallies production for every craft brewery in America, producing both regional and national lists of the biggest players in every sector.

Mailing Schedule

Issue Theme Mail Date
Jan/Feb 2015 Future of Craft Brewing January 21
Mar/Apr 2015 Focus on Beer Quality – CBC Preview March 19
May/Jun 2015 2014 Industry Review May 20
Jul/Aug 2015 Technical Brewing/Brewing Operations July 17
Sep/Oct 2015 Sales & Marketing September 17
Nov/Dec 2015 Raw Materials/Crop Reports November 18

Contributor Guidelines

Your first step should be to read the magazine to become familiar with our style and understand the kinds of articles we publish. Then submit a written query via a brief email to Editor-in-Chief Jill Redding that summarizes your idea and explains why you’re the writer to bring the story to our readers.

When proposing an article, keep in mind that we generally assign stories at least three months prior to an issue’s cover date. Don’t simply offer your services for whatever stories we may be looking to assign. Queries give us a chance to see how a prospective writer’s mind works. Stories proposed by our editors almost always are assigned to writers we have already worked with.

Write a Feature

The best place for writers to break into the magazine is feature articles (1,500-2,500 words).

Feature articles are typically closely matched to the established theme for each issue (themes are generally established each summer for the following calendar year) and are generally related to the craft brewing industry and community.

Due to a large volume of queries, please do not expect an immediate response. Once assigned a story, you will be required to sign a contract that grants the Brewers Association first-time North American rights to publish the article in both print and electronic formats. Fees for articles vary, depending on writer and piece.

Articles should be submitted on or before the specified due date in a Microsoft Word document that is single-spaced (with breaks between paragraphs). A brief author bio (2-3 sentences) should be included at the end of the article.

In addition, press releases related to beer, brewing and the allied trade can be submitted for consideration for Brew News and Industry Supplier News to Jill Redding.

Submit a Brewpub Profile to The New Brewer

The Brewers Association would like to recognize brewpubs who contribute to the creation of American craft beer.

If chosen, your submitted Brewpub Profile. may appear on the Brewers Association website or in The New Brewer. Tell us your story, and don’t forget to include a picture!

To submit, send an email to Jill Redding including answers to the following questions and attach an image. Images should be at least 3″ x 5″ and have a resolution of 300 dpi. Please keep attached images under 5 MB.

  1. What’s your current position at your brewpub, and how did you get started in the craft brewing industry?
  2. What’s new at your brewpub?
  3. What’s the best part of being a part of the craft brewing community?
  4. What do you like to do in your time away from the brewpub?
  5. What’s your favorite food and beer pairing?
  6. What’s your biggest accomplishment unrelated to your job?
  7. What’s your favorite beer that your brewery does not produce?
  8. What’s the most memorable travel destination at which you’ve had a chance to sample the local beer?


Meet the Editor-in-Chief

Jill ReddingJill Redding is the editor-in-chief of The New Brewer as well as its sister publication for the homebrewing hobby, Zymurgy. Jill lives in Boulder, Colo., with her husband and son. When she’s not editing articles about beer, you’ll find Jill running, hiking, skiing and biking in the Colorado Rockies.

The New Brewer welcomes letters, opinions, ideas, article queries and information in general from its readers. Correspondence should be directed to: jill@brewersassociation.org.


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The New Brewer is published by the Brewers Association, a not-for-profit organization. All material (c) 2015, Brewers Association. No material may be reproduced without written permission from the BA. The opinions and views expressed in articles are not necessarily those of the BA and its magazine, The New Brewer.