In today's edition of our brewer interview series, we're talking to Jesse Friedman and Damian Fagan, the founders of San Francisco-based Almanac Brewing Company. We asked them about their early brew experiences, pairing their beers with food, and what we can expect from their next batches.
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In today's edition of our brewer interview series, we're chatting with Clay Robinson, one of the brewers and co-owners at Indianapolis' Sun King Brewing Co. Clay and brewer/owner Dave Colt opened Sun King in downtown Indy in July 2009. Last year Sun King made serious waves at GABF when they walked away with eight medals, four of which were gold.
In today's edition of our brewer interview series, we're chatting with Jeremy Danner, one of the brewers at Boulevard Brewing Co. in Kansas City, MO. They've got some new collaborations and special beers up their sleeve...Take it away, Jeremy.
In today's edition of our brewer interview series, we're checking in with Wayne Wambles of Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Florida. He has some exciting new beers and collaborations in the works, so let's join him for a pint.
"I never had any aspiration to be a brewer or even work with beer. I started at Magic Hat at the ripe old age of 19. I was simply looking for employment—I had just moved to Burlington and was actively seeking a paycheck."
Each month this year, The Lost Abbey is releasing a new beer that calls back on the imagery of heaven and hell in classic rock anthems. The only catch: if you want to try the beers, you have to go to the brewery. Every bottle sold is opened and poured for you in the tasting room. Tomme Arthur, co-founder and director of brewery operations at Lost Abbey & Port Brewing, took time earlier this month to give us the back story on their Ultimate Box Set.
You may have heard of oyster stout, but do you know anyone brewing other beers with the liquor from oysters? Jason McAdam of Burnside Brewing Company recently released an oyster-enhanced strong ale. We caught up with him to get the whole story on his Neptune's Wrath and the brewery in general.
Garrett Marrero has a good thing going at Maui Brewing Co. We're wild about Maui's Big Swell IPA and the deliciously dessert-appropriate Coconut Porter. Today, we welcome Garrett for a chat about brewing beer in paradise.
San Francisco's Anchor Brewing was one of the pioneers of the modern microbrewery movement. We're thrilled to welcome Anchor's longtime brewmaster, Mark Carpenter, to Serious Eats for a chat about Anchor's history and future, the challenges of being a brewmaster, and the super-secret Christmas Ale recipe.
We've been fans of Firestone Walker beers for a long time now, from their easy-drinking Double Barrel Ale to the lush, chocolaty Parabola. So we're thrilled to welcome Firestone Walker's Brewmaster, Matthew Brynildson, to join us for a pint and some conversation.
Serious Eats sat down with Samuel Adams' founder and brewer Jim Koch to talkabout their new collaboration beer, their place in the craft brewing scene, and much more.
For many of us on the East Coast, Smuttynose beer is a standby. Dave Yarrington and his crew make dependably delicious beers in a number of different styles. I'm thrilled to welcome Dave to Serious Eats—he's got some wise things to say about craft beer and some exciting news about some possible new large-format beer releases!
I've been a fan of Surly Brewing Co. ever since my friend Lee of Hoptopia gave me one of his precious cans of Furious, an intensely brisk IPA with some rich Scottish malt thrown into the mix. (Thanks, Lee.) Who's behind this awesome Minnesota beer? A rock star. Literally.
Matt Steinberg has been pretty busy the past few months getting his fledgling brewery running, but he took a minute to check in with us and tell us how it's going over at New Jersey's newest microbrewery.
Among beer nerds, few brewmasters are more revered than Tomme Arthur, the magician behind the crazy-sour, oak-aged, fruit-spiked, microorganism-inoculated beers of Lost Abbey. A taste of one of his beers will expand your palate (and quite possibly blow your mind.) Thanks for answering our questions, Tomme!
Ever wonder who decides what beers go on the menu at your favorite restaurant or watering hole? We did too, and then we met David Flaherty and found out all about it. (We also found out about his first time...drinking craft beer, that is.)
Greg Hall of Goose Island Beer Company makes beers that are delicious on their own and even more brilliant with food. We caught up with him to chat about his exciting new sour beer releases, his favorite beer-and-food pairings, and his thoughts on where craft beer is heading.