Adding CBD to beers can provide a more flavorful experience due to flavor-active hemp terpenes, providing an aroma of cannabis to complement the flavors and aromas of the beer.
Craft brewers are starting to experiment more with alternative yeasts such as Lachancea thermotolerans, which produces a soft lactic tartness without harsh acidity.
A comprehensive look at the 2020 hops and barley harvests. The U.S. again saw record acreage for hops, while U.S. barley production decreased slightly.
Even in normal times, barley farming is riddled with unknowns—it is at best a fickle partnership with Mother Nature. A pandemic adds demand uncertainty to the mix.
Contessa. Nectaron. Harlequin. Talus. Those are not the names of characters in the next Marvel movie. Instead, they are recently christened hop varieties.
The 13th annual Brewers Association survey provides a look at the top 10 hop varieties and a by-the-numbers snapshot of hop usage by craft brewers.
Recent scientific studies suggest that hops contain enzymes that biochemically modify beer carbohydrates during dry hopping, giving rise to a secondary fermentation.
Myriad “alternative” hop products have been developed in the past several years, aimed toward more efficient bittering as well as impactful aromas and exotic flavors.
New cultivars are the first steps in an ongoing effort by German hop breeders to adapt their fragile landraces to challenges from climate change and market preferences.
In an excerpt from Historical Brewing Techniques: The Lost Art of Farmhouse Brewing, the author takes a closer look at the proper care and handling of kveik yeast.