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From the Editor (Issue 42)

From the Editor (Issue 42)

It’s that time again! Welcome friends and travelers to this, the May/June Issue #42 of The Beer Connoisseur Magazine!

As expected, we have all the brew that’s fit to drink in this issue, including our headlining story: Our Top 104 Beers of All Time. This list spans the history of our publication and features a whopping tally of 104 beers that were bestowed with a “World Class” rating of 96 or above by our judges.

Then, Jim Dykstra delves into the wonderful world of beer in sports stadiums in the United States – providing the list of the best stadiums for beer across all professional sports leagues.

Beyond that, Jay Brooks speaks with the inventor of the Brut IPA style to provide a definition of the burgeoning IPA spin-off in What is Brut IPA?

Furthermore, Seth Levy elucidates The Difference Between Saison and Farmhouse Ale, Jessie O’Brien explores The Rise of Rosé Beers and Malika Bowling offers up some Tips for Aging Beer for those looking to start cellaring their brews or expanding their existing collection.

Lastly, Jonathan Ingram looks at the statistics and future of the Top 50 Breweries in the U.S., and Ryan Newhouse finishes up the issue with a deliciously smoky story regarding pairing the delightful flavors of barbecue with smoked beers in Pairing Barbecue with Smoked Beer.

Of course, our issue wouldn’t be complete without our usual Industry News, Official Review and corresponding Brewer Q&As sections.

As always, thanks for reading our most recent issue of The Beer Connoisseur Magazine: May/June 2019, Issue 42.


Chris Guest, Managing Editor