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Spring 2024, Issue 71

The issue begins with a story on Mike Tyson, one of the greatest boxers of all time. Did you know he now has his own brand of Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC gummies? That’s right! We follow that up with an engaging piece about Pickle Beer, which is an intriguing beer style that shouldn’t really work, but it does. Then, it's our Beer Recommendations for Spring 2024 (aka What We’re Drinking Now). This rotating story features some of the best brews for the spring season, including a few that won GABF gold medals near the end of last year, as well as a few that scored highly in our Official Review.

After that, we're off for a detailed tour of Portland, Maine’s tremendous brewing scene, which is home to Allagash Brewing Co., Batson River Brewing and Distilling, Bissell Bros Brewing Co., Oxbow Brewing and Blending and many, many more. Another travel story follows with Tasting Greece: The Search for the Best Greek Beer, which dives into the pristine azure waters of the Mediterranean and explores some of the best beer and breweries available in Greece. Our last travel story in the issue takes us to the Pacific Northwest for a tour of Great Notion Brewing, a terrific beer mecca for fans of IPAs, stouts, sours and much more in Portland, Oregon.

Yeast is one of the most important ingredients in beer, but it doesn’t quite get the shine that hops, malt and adjuncts tend to receive. Perhaps our story, The Role of Beer Yeast in Brewing, will change that. Then it's time for an intriguing treatise on beer salt, which is an unusual beer additive that might appeal to some of you more adventurous drinkers.

Of course, the issue wouldn’t be complete without our collection of Industry News, Official Reviews and Brewer Q&As and this issue doesn’t disappoint on that front.

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Mike Bites: Mike Tyson's Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC Gummies
Iron Mike delivers knockout Delta 8 and Delta 9 THC Gummies. And, yes, they're shaped like ears.

Pickle Beer: What's The Dill?
Looking for an intriguing beer style? Look no further than these gherkin-themed brews that are gaining popularity in their niche.

Beer Recommendations Spring 2024: What We're Drinking Now
Spring is a terrific season for beer, and these recommendations are among the best in our fridges at the moment.



Portland, Maine Breweries: Exploring the Best New England Craft Beer
One of New England's finest beer cities, this exploration of Portland, Maine is sure to have you clamoring for a trip up north.

Tasting Greece: The Search for the Best Greek Beer
Speaking of clamoring for a vacation, is there anywhere more beautiful than the Mediterranean? If you add beer to the equation, it's a paradise.

Great Notion Brewery Tour
From the East Coast Portland to the West Coast one, Great Notion Brewery has been delivering top-quality brews since its inception in Oregon.





The Role of Beer Yeast in Brewing
One of the most intriguing and misunderstood ingredients in beer is demystified by Owen Ogletree in this thorough education article.

Beer Salt: The Flavored Salt For Your Favorite Brew
No, we're not talking about the salinity of a Gose here. Beer Salt is an interesting beer additive that can alter the flavor of your beer considerably.



Official Review
Single-blind reviews from our panel of experts. Featuring pFriem Double IPA, Green's Gluten Free Dry-Hopped Lager, Shovel Town Broad Blade, Clausthaler Original and many more!

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

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