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Each year between February and March the Brewers Association updates the Beer Style Guidelines. Changes are not tracked from year to year. Organizations or individuals that use the Brewers Association Beer Style Guidelines must be aware that they are updated yearly …Read More

The New Brewer

French Twist: Brewing Session Beers with Alsatian Hops

While the volume of French hops may be small, their characteristics are captivating. Strisselspalt, their progenitor, excels in classic noble aromas, perfect for session beers.

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Contemporary Gose: Flavor Profiles and Acidity

To better understand a gose-style beer, it’s important to know about acidity, as explored in this excerpt from Gose: Brewing a Classic German Beer for the Modern Era.

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A New Breed of IPA Drinker

Recent research found that a small subsegment of IPA lovers may well be breaking the mold of what we’ve come to recognize as the typical craft beer drinker

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Embracing the Haze: The Rise of New England IPAs

New England-style IPAs, also known as Hazy or Juicy IPAs, have managed to fuel meteoric growth for several small breweries across the country.

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Brewing Eclectic IPA: Coffee, Chocolate & Tea

Roughly contemporaneous with the rise of the craft brewing movement, an artisanal quickening has taken place in the realm of coffee, tea, and chocolate.

Session Beer: Brewing for Flavor and Balance

While session beers can be challenging to brew, they present many opportunities to showcase a brewer’s skill as well as the flavorful and refreshing qualities of the beers themselves. A good session beer, whose moderate strength invites more than one …Read More

Myth Busting: Kettle Souring. The Appliance of Science

The kettle souring process is a commonly used method for creating refreshing sour beers in a relatively short period of time. The process, as commonly described, aims to create clean sour beers while minimizing the potential for off-flavor development. This …Read More

Insights & Analysis

Digging Deeper Into Beer Styles

The IRI Group has recently reworked their beer styles data and the results provide new insights into the changing nature of craft brewing over time. Their data can now be broken into approximately 100 styles, of which 89 could be …Read More

Pilsen-Style Lager Beer Production: Secrets and Variations

Pilsen-style lager beer may be the most popular beer style worldwide, but that’s not the case in craft breweries. Learn how to produce a Pilsen-style lager in your brewery that is unique to your brewing process and fermentation setup. Explore …Read More

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