Say it ain’t so, Charlie! The publish date for the January/February 2019 The New Brewer coincides with Charlie Papazian’s exit from the Brewers Association after 40 years. We honor our founding father with a feature on his legacy by Dick Cantwell as well as in the back-page interview. In addition, January/February marks our Taprooms issue as the Brewers Association ushers in a new member category to accommodate the increasingly popular business model.
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Taprooms 2.0: Craft Beer’s Booming Business Model
Taproom sales have become so important to craft beer growth that the Brewers Association, at its board meeting in November, created a new membership category.
By Greg Kitsock
Taproom Success: It’s All in the Details
Your taproom is your brand, your mothership. Why go through all the trouble of making the best beer possible if you’re not going to present it in the best possible environment?
By Lori Nicolini Miller
Disrupting the Disruptors: The Long Tail Gets Longer
Some are starting to see the new wave of at-the-brewery sales—volume sold in brewery taprooms and brewpubs—as disrupting the disruptors, shaking up the establishment.
By Mike Kallenberger
The One and Only Charlie Papazian
Sometimes an era or a movement can be characterized and embodied in the figure of a single person. For the homebrewing and craft brewing movement, that person is Charlie.
By Dick Cantwell
Pushing the Boundaries: Cannabis and Beer
Boundary pushers and opportunists that we are, brewers in many states have endeavored to bring some form of marijuana into combination with beer, with varying success.
By Dick Cantwell
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.
By Fal Allen
This 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 addition, current BA board chair Eric Wallace pens a guest column on the craft brewer definition change.
Cheers, and we hope you enjoy this issue of The New Brewer.
- Jill Redding
- The New Brewer