Jay Brooks

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What is Brut IPA?
In the seemingly endless ways brewers are trying to make an IPA that’s different, either so they can offer multiple IPAs or differentiate themselves...
The History of Samuel Adams Utopias
Every sip of the unique beer Samuel Adams Utopias is quite literally a step back in time, into history. You’re not just tasting the beer that The...
Greg Koch at Stone's Berlin location.
As the one-day “Sensory Evaluation of Beer” class began, students filed into the UC Davis classroom. Homebrewer Steve Wagner, who’d spent the better...
Firestone Walker's "Merlin" of brewing, Matt Brynildson
Most former homebrewers who “turn pro” learn the chemistry behind the carboy as they go, but award-winning Matt Brynildson came to his job with a...
Michael Jackson The King of Beer Writers
On the morning of August 30th nearly three and a half years ago, I woke up in my hotel room in Yakima, Wash., a little hungover, having spent the...