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From the Editor (Issue 51)

From the Editor (Issue 51)

It’s that time of year again! With temperatures beginning to settle into the new season, that means the holidays are on the horizon.

As such, we’ve collected an array of interesting stories to engage your noggin and delectable brews to tickle your tastebuds in this, the 51st issue of The Beer Connoisseur Magazine!

First up is our sit-down with famed Unibroue Brewmaster Jerry Vietz. The bowler hat-wearing icon delves into a wide array of topics, including his collaboration with Megadeth lead singer Dave Mustaine, the incredible acclaim that his beers have received over the year, as well as what he gets up to in his (rare) spare time.

After that, Michael Maloney explores 10 influential U.S. craft beers and how these beers have changed the course of brewing history.

Owen Ogletree drops by with an in-depth look at the role of yeast in brewing, exploring a number of different avenues involving this mercurial and fascinating organism.

Then, Dean Brightman continues the education kick with a definition of a coolship in The Function of a Coolship in Brewing Wild Ales. By the end of the piece, you’ll be an expert on this “giant brownie baking pan” for brewing beer.

Seth Levy jumps in with a treatise on the role that whiskey plays in barrel-aged beer, and then Jessica Zimmer provides a list of 15 winter warmer beers for the holiday season.

We close up the issue with a collection of three beer and food pairings that are perfect to bring to your holiday parties by Michael Thacker, and then Jessica Zimmer returns with a tour of Salt Lake City’s Uinta Brewing.

Of course, any issue wouldn’t be complete without our collection of beer reviews, industry news and brewer Q&As, and #51 is no exception.

Once again, we sincerely hope you enjoy this issue of The Beer Connoisseur!

Cheers and Happy Holidays,

Chris Guest
Managing Editor