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May/June 2022, Issue 60


As always, we’ve got all the brew that’s fit to drink in Issue #60, as well as a variety of interesting stories to catch your fancy.

Clayton Schuster returns with a story about the ongoing war in Ukraine, and how Russia’s invasion has led to a global barley and wheat shortage. As key ingredients in beer, the Ukrainian barley and wheat shortage has surely affected the industry we love, and Clayton shines a light on just how impactful the ongoing war has been to two of ingredient's most important ingredients.

Ready-to-Drink cocktails are quickly becoming one of the most popular beverage categories at liquor stores, and many craft breweries are hopping onto this trend with alacrity. Becky Garrison details why these drinks are taking off while highlighting a few notable producers.

Chile is normally known for its wine production, but Matthew Dursum delivers a story exposing the impressively rich craft beer scene in Valparaiso and Santiago. A globe-trotting story of the highest caliber.

Ron Watt joins us to elucidate the 11 Tips for Planning an Amazing Beercation – an insightful guide for those looking to get out in the summer months to explore amazing beers in far-flung locales.

Thomas Guzowski makes his BC debut with an intriguing story about The Naming of Beer Styles. This look at the marketing techniques and “hazy” naming practices is sure to make you question why beer styles are what they are.

Then, we finish up with a piece detailing the difference between the two terms “on-premise” and “on-premises.” (Hint: One of them is correct usage in the retail alcohol industry, and the other is not).


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The Impact of Russia-Ukraine War on Global Barley & Wheat Supply
Clayton Schuster is back with a story about the ongoing war in Ukraine, and how Russia's invasion has led to a global barley and wheat shortage.

Ready-to-Drink Craft Cocktails Are Trending
An extremely popular canned beverage, RTD cocktails are infiltrating the craft beer space as well. Becky Garrison delves into this new trend.



An Emerging Urban Beer Trail in the Heart of Chile's Wine Country
While known for quality wine, the Santiago and Valparaiso regions of Chile are becoming more and more focused on terrific craft brews as well. Matthew Dursum explores the region.

11 Tips for Planning an Amazing Beercation
An insightful guide for those looking to have the most fun possible on their next beer-focused vacation.





The Naming of Beer Styles
This story will have you questioning whether your next hazy IPA actually matches the criteria of the style or not.

What's the Difference Between On-Premise and On-Premises?
While often used interchangeably in the alcohol retail industry, one of these terms is, in fact, incorrect.



Official Review
Single-blind reviews from our panel of experts. Featuring Arches Lost the Plot, Lawson's Finest Liquids Hopzilla, Urban South Fancy Pants and more!

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


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