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Technical Brewing/Brewery Operations Issue

For the July/August 2016 The New Brewer, we present our annual Technical Brewing/Brewery Operations issue, along with photo coverage of the BA Hill Climb and SAVORSM in June.

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July/August Features

Blending Barrel-Aged

Method & Madness: Blending Barrel-Aged Sour Beers

Some of the best sour beers in the world are created by master blenders instead of master brewers. And yet you can’t take some classes and suddenly become an expert blender.

By Andy Parker; sidebar by Vinnie Cilurzo

Blending & Culture

Blending & Culture: An Excerpt from Wood & Beer

Brewers often fall silent when asked for advice on blending, not so much because they aren’t willing to share ideas, but because it’s so difficult to get started.

By Dick Cantwell and Peter Bouckaert

Quality Mgt

Quality Management in the Brewpub

Brewpubs must have a diverse list of high quality beers on tap to satisfy fans, but those same fans are less tolerant than ever of beer that isn’t at its peak freshness or has flaws.

By Larry Horwitz

Hop Compound Extraction

Improving Hop Compound Extraction: Developing a Prototype

In a conventional brewing process, brewers throw away most of the goodness in hops—not because they want to, but because there seems to be no alternative.

By Horst Dornbusch, Dylan L’Abbe-Lindquist, and Mike Sova

Max SmallBrewery Output

Maximizing Small Scale Brewery Output

How can a brew system be modified in order to produce as much beer as possible without an increase in square footage or time? A case study of one brewery’s capacity increase.

By Walter Diaz and Sam Diggins

Ben Vinken

Beer Interview: Belgium’s Ben Vinken

Even the most iconoclastic personality is often significantly influenced by someone else, and in Michael Jackson’s case, that “grey eminence” was beer sommelier Ben Vinken.

By Horst Dornbusch


Jill ReddingThis issue also includes all of our informative departments, plus news about the craft brewing community in the Brewery Updates, Distribution News, and Beer Releases sections; and new products and services from the allied trade in our Industry Supplier News section. In our back page interview, we highlight Davin Helden, co-founder of Liquid Mechanics Brewing Co. in Lafayette, Colo.

Cheers, and we hope you enjoy this issue of The New Brewer.

  • Jill Redding
  • Editor-in-Chief
  • The New Brewer