Current Issue of The New Brewer Magazine

Raw Materials Issue

In our November/December Raw Materials issue, we are pleased to present even more expanded content, with the debut of our Technical Brewing column spearheaded by BA technical brewing projects coordinator Chuck Skypeck. We also take a look at the U.S. and worldwide hops and barley harvests.

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November/December Features

Raw Materials

2015 World Barley and Hops Harvest

A comprehensive look at the 2015 hops and barley harvests. U.S. hop acreage is at an all-time high, while the European hop harvest proved catastrophic due to weather.

By Ann George, Horst Dornbusch, Georg Drexler, and Walter König

New Hop Regions

On the Map: Hop Growers Expand Outside Pacific NW

Hundreds of entrepreneurs outside of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho are intent on growing hops. They have a bit to learn, but are making their mark on the U.S. hops scene.

By Stan Hieronymus

BA Hops Survey

2015 BA Hop Usage Survey

Some things remain unchanged. Cascade’s reign in the top spot of the BA Hop Usage Survey marches on, while Willamette drops out of the top 10.

By Dick Cantwell

Heirloom Malts

Heirloom Malts: The Next Wave in Craft Brewing?

Heirloom malts such as Maris Otter can impart many different flavors and textures usually not found in varieties bred for modern large-scale agricultural production.

By Horst Dornbusch

Jill ReddingAlso in this issue, you’ll find a wealth of information and “news you can use” for your brewery in our departments; 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 AleSmith’s Peter Zien, whose brewery just opened San Diego’s largest tasting room with 25,000 square feet and views of the new 80-barrel brewhouse.

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

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