Nov Dec TNB 2012
November/December 2012

Raw Materials Issue

For the November/December 2012 The New Brewer, we present our annual Raw Materials issue. In this issue, we review the hops and barley harvests in the U.S. and worldwide, and discuss topics such as hop breeding and malt analysis.

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Raw Materials Issue

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2012 World Barley and Hops Harvest

The feed and malting barley markets are beginning to converge, while the high-alpha and flavor/aroma hops markets begin to diverge as craft brewing continues full steam ahead.

Raw Materials Issue

Featured Stories

evolution to revolution
The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

Evolution to Revolution

By the late 1990s, many craft brewers wanted something more, and breeders were ready to take up the cause. Thus began the next era in hop breeding.

great hop impact
The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

The Next Great ‘Impact’ Hop

Private and public breeding programs everywhere are looking for the new and exotic. Hops from the U.S. to Germany are being bred for fruity, exotic flavors and aromas.

malt analysis
The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

Understanding a Malt Analysis

Growing conditions, soil, malting barley varieties, and the malt process all impact the attributes of finished malt. These variations make the Malt Analysis even more important.

hop usage survey
The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

2012 BA Hop Usage Survey

The purpose of the BA Hop Usage Survey has been one of empowerment, serving a purpose not just of education, but of communication between brewers and growers.

pharaoh ale
The New Brewer: Raw Materials Issue

Pharaoh Ale

The author and companions at the Portsmouth Brewery set out to replicate an ancient Egyptian brew using some concessions to modern tastes and equipment.

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