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From the Editor (Issue 43)

From the Editor (Issue 43)

With Independence Day in the rearview mirror, it’s time yet again for another issue of The Beer Connoisseur Magazine!

In this, our Summer Issue #43, we bring you a variety of engaging topics that should satiate that summer desire for beery goodness.

First off, Jessica Zimmer delves into the sticky-icky-icky topic of cannabis in beverages with Cannabis in Beverages: A Definitive Guide. Jessica explores the various legality issues as well as the differences between CBD, Hemp, THC, Marijuana and much more on the relative of the hop plant.

Then, we bring you a variety of best-of lists – leading off with The World’s 15 Rarest Beer for Collectors by KC Morgan. These extremely rare releases may have only been available once and are some of the most sought-after beers among traders and connoisseurs.

After that, Kristen Kuchar chimes in with the Top 20 Places to Drink Beer in Chicago featuring a plethora of brewpubs, breweries, bars, restaurants and festivals. After that, we explore our own list of the Top 30 Fruit Beers our judges have ever reviewed.

What’s an issue without some educational pieces? In Issue #43, Nelson Crowle dissects ways in which brewers and homebrewers can measure sourness in beer in How to Measure Sourness in Beer, and Owen Ogletree gives us an in-depth definition of the ever-popular and omnipresent Pilsner style with Defining the Pilsner Style.

We close out the issue with two globe-trekking travel stories: First up is Bryan Cohen’s Bratislava Beer Tour, which delves into the varied and interesting beer scene in the capital of Slovakia, and finish up the issue with Jim Dykstra’s exploration of Nicaragua’s nascent craft beer scene in Nicaragua: The Land of Volcanoes, Surfing and Beer. Volcano surfing might be involved.

Of course, no issue would be complete without our usual industry news, official reviews and brewer Q&As, which are presented here.

We hope you enjoy your time with our Summer Issue #43, and thanks for reading!

Stay cool as temperatures creep up with a tasty brew and stay informed with The Beer Connoisseur’s Issue #43!


Chris Guest, Managing Editor


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