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May/June 2021, Issue 54 Has Arrived!
It's the time again... for a new issue of The Beer Connoisseur Magazine! In this issue, we delve into a plethora of fascinating subjects, ranging...
Meet Patrick Combs, WeldWerks "Super Sniffer" Secret Weapon
A sensitive nose is something to protect in a pandemic. Since March 2020, Patrick Combs, quality assurance and quality control manager of WeldWerks...
Official Review (Issue 54)
Judging Process Our reviews are conducted in a single-blind tasting format. This method provides the best opportunity to rely on facts and to avoid...
Exploring Virginia's Beer Scene
The Virginia beer scene has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years. Mitch Steele caught his first glimpse of the Virginia beer scene in...
The Resurgence of the American Malt House
The corporate malting industry and the American malt house is a new phenomenon in brewing and distilling. Prior to Prohibition in the 1920s,...
A Day in the Life of Alyssa Thorpe, Head Brewer at Jagged Mountain Craft Brewery
As craft beer has grown exponentially over the years, brewers’ reputations now tend to proceed them, creating rock star personas for the behind-the-...
From the Editor (Issue 54)
Hello and welcome, fellow beer connoisseurs, to Issue #54 of The Beer Connoisseur magazine! As vaccinations for the still-ongoing COVID-19 pandemic...
There is always something newsworthy taking place in the beer industry. That's why we dedicate Monday of each week to publishing the top stories from...
We saddled up with the masterminds behind the highest rated brews and asked them about the inspiration behind the recipes. Follow the links below to...
What Is Gruit?
You’ve certainly heard the word “gruit.” You’ve likely seen it listed in the bottom right-hand corner of your local brewery’s tap list. But what is...
21 Best Gifts for Beer Lovers
Beer. It’s the gift that has kept on giving for eons, and it has long been an important part of human culture at large. Sundry groups have brewed it...
Italian Grape Ales: Why Grapes Aren't Just for Wine Anymore
There has been a resurgence in grape-based beers in recent years. It seems that plenty of brewers are aiming to bring the gods Bacchus and Ceres...
13 Classic Beer Styles That Deserve a Comeback
A novice craft beer explorer walks into a brewery taproom that focuses on classic beer styles and asks, "What do you make that's super hazy?" The...
The Rise of Functional Beers
As a beer connoisseur, I wonder why I drink. Often, it’s for the flavor. Sometimes, it’s for the buzz. Not infrequently, there’s some utilitarian...
The Beerification of Mead
For decades, people around the United States had paltry options available for mead. Even when it could be found, those options were largely limited...

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