Jim Dykstra

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Are There Too Many Craft Breweries?
If someone asked you "are there too many craft breweries in America," what would you say? Do you agree/disagree/don’t know? I would probably ask, “...
The Almighty Trappist Ale
Few beers remain holier in the eyes of the drinker than Trappist ales. Revered for their heavenly attributes, these beers find beauty in simplicity,...
Jim Koch of The Boston Beer Co. on 10 Years of Brewing the American Dream
In the past few decades, few industries have epitomized the spirit of American entrepreneurialism like craft brewing. In times of recession, brewing...
In Defense of Light Lagers
The light lager bears a powerful stigma as the stylistic face of all that is considered unholy by craft beer devotees. But many of the most common...
2017 IRI Beer Sales Analysis
For the beer industry, 2017 was a year of shifting power rather than large-scale growth or declines across the board. Total dollar sales came in at a...
Pauwel Kwak by Bosteels Brewery
Pauwel Kwak, together with DeuS Brut Des Flandres and Tripel Karmeliet, is one of Bosteels Brewery's three brands with worldwide popularity. The...
So You Want to Start a Brewery? Book Review
So You Want To Start A Brewery? by Tony Magee Chicago Review Press, Softcover, $17.95, 224 pp. Tony Magee, founder and owner of Lagunitas, is...
Partner David White (left) with Brewery Production Manager Jason Salas (middle) and Brett VanderKamp dipping 20th Anniversary bottles into wax.
Celebrating its 20th year in the American craft beer industry, New Holland Brewing Co. has become a shining example of what craft brewing can be, and...
Sebastian Priller-Riegele
Germany's Brauhaus Riegele holds the distinction as one of the world's oldest businesses, tracing its operations back to 1386. At 631 years of age,...

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