Current Issue of The New Brewer Magazine®

Raw Materials Issue

For the November/December 2016 The New Brewer, we present our annual Raw Materials issue. In this issue, we take a look at the 2016 worldwide hop and barley harvests; explore new hop varieties with author Stan Hieronymus; and learn how to properly transport and store malt with Thomas Kraus-Weyermann.

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November/December Features

US Hops 2016

2016 World Harvest Report: U.S. Hops

Expansion of U.S. hop acreage continued at a frenetic pace in 2016, with more than 8,000 additional acres brought into production—an 18.5-percent increase.

By Ann George

World Hops 2016

2016 World Harvest Report: World Hops

While acreage in Germany increased by 4.2 percent, the total yield is expected to be approximately 46 percent higher than last year.

By Thomas Raiser

US Barley 2016

2016 World Harvest Report: North American Barley

The North American barley crop was a tale of two countries, with a smaller but strong crop in the United States and a potentially larger, but somewhat quality challenged, Canadian harvest.

By Bart Watson and Michael Brophy

New Hop Varieties 2016

Flavor & Aroma: New Hop Varieties

Demand for new aromas and flavors is obvious, along with interest in locally grown hops, and simply something with a new name for brewers to use in their latest IPA.

By Stan Hieronymus

BA Hops Survey 2016

2016 BA Hop Usage Survey

Cascade is still king among craft brewers, and the pack of top 10 desired hop varieties is unsurprisingly led by the proprietary peloton of Citra, Amarillo, Mosaic, and Simcoe.

By Dick Cantwell

Malt Care

Malt Care & Handling: Extending Shelf Life

As every brewer knows, malt is a natural and perishable product. How can brewers preserve malt quality as much as possible and thus extend its shelf life?

By Horst Dornbusch and Thomas Kraus-Weyermann


Jill ReddingThis issue also includes all of our informative departments, plus brewery-generated 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 department. In our back page interview, we highlight Mike Hinkley of Green Flash Brewing, which recently opened its Virginia Beach brewery.

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

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