Jim Dykstra

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Mountain Brew Book Review Beer Connoisseur
Mountain Brew: A High Spirited Guide to Country-Style Beer Making by Tim Matson and Lee Anne Dorr The Countryman Press, Softcover, $10.95, 123 pp....
Sudwerk Brewing Rye of the Lager Beer Connoisseur
  After a year of experimentation, Cali-based Sudwerk Brewing Company is rising up/back on the street with its Rye Of The Lager, a 7% ABV Imperial...
Jim Koch Hops Boston Beer Connoisseur Sam Adams
If you've seen the Sam Adams commercial with founder Jim Koch plunging facefirst into a handful of hops, it's probably Hallertau Mittelfrüh, a hop of...
What Makes Nelson Sauvin Hops Special?
In terms of age, New Zealand’s Nelson Sauvin hops shouldn’t even be allowed into bars. Bred from the indigenous Smooth Cone variety, this distinctly...
 Wekken Sour by Left Hand and De Proef
Every year Dirk Naudts invites an American brewer to visit Lochristi – a small town in East Flanders and the home of De Proef Brouwerij – to brew a...
La Grande Blanche - De Proef Brouwerij
La Grande Blanche De Proef Brouwerij Lochristi, Belgium www.proefbrowerij.com Floral and tropical fruit aromas are followed by soft wheat present on...
BrewDog Columbus Brewery Beer Connoisseur
Scotland-based BrewDog has settled on a location for its first American brewery: Columbus, Ohio. Though the exact location has not yet been announced...
Brickskeller Beer Can Wall, Beer Connoisseur, Bar
There was a time when the legal drinking age was 18, and for the layman, beer was more for function than form. Such has been the case for my father....
Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose
The Gose style started in a place called Goslar, in Germany, where minerals from the nearby Harz Mountains provided the River Gose with a tangy,...

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