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Fall 2019, Issue 44

Fall 2019, Issue 44
Fall 2019, Issue 44

Our Fall 2019, Issue 44 features all the brew that’s fit to drink with a variety of stories on myriad topics that should wet your whistle, starting with Jessica Zimmer covering The World’s Strongest Beers.

Then, Kristen Kuchar explores the importance of facial hair to the brewing community with Big Beards in Beer, which features multiple interviews with some of the men behind the best beards in the brewing business.

Following that is the next entry in our series of “Top Places to Drink” in multiple landmark locations. In this issue, Chris Guest wrote about his recent trip to London, England – which led to a plethora of tremendous places to imbibe a brew.

After that, Owen Ogletree gives readers An Introduction to Mead, while Pat Evans sits down with 3 Impactful Beer Social Media Influencers to discuss what they do and how it affects the industry.

Then, Jonathan Ingram explores the possibility of another craft beer bubble forming under our very noses, while Jim Dykstra offers up the Editor’s Pick: European Beer Tour Companies.

Lastly, David Nilsen closes us out with a brewery tour of Urban Artifact, which is housed in the former St. Aloysius Catholic Church – a striking location that serves as a venerable spot to enjoy a finely crafted ale.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


From the Editor

Industry News

 

FIRST RUNNINGS

The World's Strongest Beers
These brews pack a punch, and Jessica Zimmer explores the brewing methods and backstories behind these behemoths.

Big Beards in Beer
Kristen Kuchar discusses the importance of facial hair to the brewing community by speaking with the most hirsute brewers in the business.

Top 20 Places to Drink Beer in London
The 20 best spots for well-made brews in one of the finest cities in the world: London, England.

 

FEATURES

An Introduction to Mead
Owen Ogletree provides his usual in-depth reporting by giving readers a primer on the fascinating beverage of mead.

Conversations with 3 Impactful Beer Social Media Influencers
Social media is playing a more and more important role in peoples' everyday lives, and the brewing industry is no different. Pat Evans speaks to some impactful social media influencers in the beer world.

Is the Craft Beer Bubble About to Burst?
With more options on retail shelves, the continued rise of acquisitions and the dominance of local taprooms, Jonathan Ingram talks a potential bubble in the craft beer sphere.

 


ADVERTISERS INDEX


 

TRAVEL & TRENDS

Editor's Pick: European Beer Tour Companies
Looking to take a beer-focused trip to Europe? These companies are a terrific jumping-off point for your beer-cation.

Urban Artifact Brewery Tour
David Nilsen explores the fascinating Urban Artifact brewery, which is housed in a former church and focuses on experimental sour beers that represent Cincinnati, Ohio's terroir.

 

REVIEWS

Official Review
Single-blind reviews from our panel of experts. Featuring Archetype Brewing The Sage Belgian Strong Ale, Six Bridges Medlock IPA, Anheuser-Busch Budweiser Harvest Reserve and more!

Brewer Q & A
Brewers share secrets of their highest-scoring beers.