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Holiday 2017, Issue 33

Holiday 2017, Issue 33
Holiday 2017, Issue 33

As things start to cool down, beers come to life. They grow bigger, bolder, more warming and charming. Their hues skew deeper, with the green of summer hops giving way to the rich browns and blacks of malty brews.

It's an exciting time of year for the beer drinker -- some would argue it's the most justifiable, and therefore most guilt free season to imbibe. We're certainly not complaining.

For The Beer Connoisseur, the Holidays signal a shift to gift giving (not always beer-related), delicious food and drink, and a reason to get together over a pint with those who matter most.

Mark your calendars and unleash your beer suitcases, grab a pint and enjoy Holiday 2017, Issue #33 of The Beer Connoisseur!

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THIS ISSUE IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: 
The Original Craft Beer Club
Willamette Valley Hops

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TABLE OF CONTENTS


From the Editor

Industry News

 

FIRST RUNNINGS

Hop Harvest in the Willamette Valley
Brian Yaeger gets in on the ground floor to see how hops go from ground to glass.

Everything You Need To Know About Growlers
Ryan Newhouse fills us in on the containers we love to fill up.

Sebastian Priller of Brauhaus Riegele
This 28th generation brewer talks about bringing seven centuries of tradition into the modern era.

 

Abita calls on the natural resources of Louisiana to produce
beers as distinctive as the Creole and Cajun cultures.

FEATURES

Top Twenty Christmas and Holiday Beers
...as chosen by Official Review judge Brad Darnell.

Beer Marketing vs. Beer Quality
Jonathan Ingram opines on the ever-increasing role of quality in selling beer.
 


ADVERTISERS INDEX


 

FOOD & TRAVEL

Five European Breweries To Visit in 2018
We take a look at five great destination breweries in Europe.

A Christmas Morning Breakfast With Beer
Sherry Dryja returns with a joyous feast made even more joyous by our favorite libation.

 

REVIEWS

Official Review
Single-blind reviews from our panel of experts. Featuring Four Seasons Winter '16 by Mother Earth Brew Co., La Trappe Quadrupel Oak-Aged by Trappist Brewery Koningshoeven and many more!

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