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Industry Review Issue

For the May/June 2020 The New Brewer, we provide both a current look at the ways the pandemic has affected craft breweries and a look back at 2019.Read More

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International Brewing Issue

For the March/April 2020 The New Brewer, we present our International Brewing issue. In this issue, we examine the future of German noble hops with regard to climate change and consumer preference; provide an analysis/travelogue of the craft beer scene in Brazil from frequent visitor Pete Slosberg; and include technical tips on brewing with Norwegian kveik yeast from Brewers Publications author Lars Marius Garshol. In addition, this issue explores the growing culture of non-alcohol beer—from the “sober curious” movement to a shift toward healthier lifestyles—as well as the various methods to brew it. Note: this issue went to press before the cancellation of the Craft Brewers Conference® and World Beer Cup®. We hope your future travels will take you to San Antonio so you can follow our insider’s guide to the craft beer scene in the Alamo City. Read More

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Sustainability Issue

For the January/February 2020 The New Brewer, we present our Sustainability issue. Sustainability has been on the minds of craft brewers since the earliest days of the industry, even before the term was integrated into common discourse. From conserving water to carefully managing wastewater to finding inventive uses for spent grains, this issue takes a look at how your brewery can strive to minimize its impact on the environment. Read More

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Raw Materials Issue

It’s impossible to brew great beer without quality ingredients, and Mother Nature annually plays a big role in the hops and barley harvests. Read More

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Sales & Marketing Issue

For the September/October 2019 The New Brewer, we present our annual Sales & Marketing issue. Is your head brewer a rock star? Our lead article offers several ways for brewers to add value beyond just brewing great beer. This issue also discusses “lifestyle” beers such as low alcohol, low carb, and non-alcohol; breweries that offer their own versions of “beer school” to their customers; and the current trend toward smaller packaging sizes. We also offer a behind-the-scenes look at the history and resurgence of kveik yeast, which is currently disrupting the craft brewing world. Read More

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Technical Brewing/Brewery Operations Issue

For the July/August 2019 The New Brewer, we present our annual Technical Brewing/Brewery Operations issue. Themed “Attention to Detail,” this issue examines ways to improve various aspects of the brewing process and brewery operations. We also include photos from two recent events in Washington, D.C.: the Brewers Association’s annual Hill Climb and SAVOR. Read More

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Industry Review Issue

It’s the big one! The May/June 2019 The New Brewer recaps the statistics and highlights for the craft brewing industry in 2018, a year in which craft brewers still posted 4 percent growth despite new challenges and increasing competition. The annual Industry Review includes an overview and analysis of each segment of the U.S. brewing industry (Brewpubs, Micros, Regionals, and Large + Imports), plus brewery barrelage numbers and 2018 openings and closings. We also include photos and a synopsis from the Craft Brewers Conference & BrewExpo America® in Denver. Read More

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Strategies for Success

What does it take for a craft brewery to succeed in 2019? Quality beer. Business acumen. A connection with the community. Adaptiveness. With more than 7,300 breweries now operating in the United States, how will your brewery stand out from the rest? The March/April 2019 The New Brewer is our Strategies for Success issue, with Brewers Association ambassadors and industry veterans sharing tips for carving out a path to longevity. Read More

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Taprooms Issue

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. Read More

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Raw Materials Issue

For the November/December 2018 The New Brewer, we present our annual Raw Materials issue, focusing on the 2018 barley and hop harvests in the U.S. and beyond. The U.S. is once again the world’s top producer of hops, and the U.S. barley crop bounced back from a disappointing 2017. Read More

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