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Adapting to Change Issue

For the March/April 2021 The New Brewer, we present our Adapting to Change issue. For this issue, author Tom Hennessy asked fellow brewers to provide the best thing they did to stay afloat in the pandemic year of 2020, and their responses were as varied as their brewery models. In addition, Greg Kitsock explores how craft breweries are forging new paths to customers, including direct-to-consumer shipping, beer delivery, and hybrid beer dinners. In a related article, Alex Koral of SOVOS ShipCompliant provides a road map for getting started in direct-to-consumer shipping. Read More

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Packaging Issue

For the January/February 2021 The New Brewer, we present our Packaging issue. In this issue, author Greg Kitsock takes a closer look at one of the significant challenges currently affecting craft brewers: the aluminum can shortage. In addition, financial guru Audra Gaiziunas discusses pathways for obtaining new equipment for your brewery; Gary Nicholas outlines food safety as it applies to packaging operations; and Lindsay Barr discusses the importance of sensory evaluation of packaged beer. We also take a look at how on-premise breweries such as taprooms and brewpubs are continuing to survive the pandemic. Read More

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Raw Materials

For the November/December 2020 The New Brewer, we present our annual Raw Materials issue, focused on the world harvests for barley and hops.Read More

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Sales & Marketing

For the September/October 2020 The New Brewer, we present our annual Sales & Marketing issue, focused on how craft brewers have found new paths to successful beer sales.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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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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