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Summer 2017, Issue 31 Has Arrived!

Summer 2017, Issue 31
Summer 2017, Issue 31

In these wild times, we here at The Beer Connoisseur do our best to remain as informed and consistent as possible. Amidst thousands of breweries and tens of thousands of beers,  that's not always an easy task. The reward is getting to share everything we learn with you, our readers. 

By looking to us as a source of information and hopefully, insight, you allow us to perform a very fulfilling role, and we hope that our magazine and site can contribute to whatever sort of fulfillment and happiness you seek. Consider us your BEER vitamin.

On the note of seeking out what makes you happy, our cover story this issue, Real Ale in Rock and Metal, takes a look at the parallels between two very common dream jobs: musician and brewer, with the help of some of rock and metal's biggest names. Having chased down one dream, they're now blazing their own trails in the world of beer. 

Beer, as we have often stated, is meant to act as a bit of spice on the pastry of your life. Too much cinnamon and you'll be sputtering, but when it's just right, the world is sublime. As you peruse this issue, which features multiple takes on the post-Wicked Weed world, a painstakingly thought out and wholly subjective list of America's Top 5 Taprooms and a lot more content we're proud to share, we hope you also consider what passions you might not have explored.

Time is meant to be filled, and while beer is great by itself, it's even better when paired with friends and activities. The true connoisseur is one who can pair a beer style not just with meal, but an extracurricular activity. Take it from me: sours and sessions go great with frisbee golf!

Also, you may have noticed we're back to one editor – Chris has moved on to pursue other interests of his own. Never fear, he's still drinking and writing as much as ever in his uniquely alliterative manner, and will still be contributing to the 'pub'.

So, enjoy Summer 2017, Issue 31 of The Beer Connoisseur, and when you chase down your dreams, share a beer with them!

Issue 31 Table of Contents