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Coming Soon: Even More Yeast Strains, Thanks to New & Old Tech

Coming Soon: Even More Yeast Strains, Thanks to New & Old Tech Image

Brewers have never had more choices when it comes to yeast, and the arrival of new strains is accelerating thanks to selective breeding and gene editing. Bespoke yeasts, anyone?

BY: Don Tse
Outside the Beer Box: New Solutions, for the New Solutions Image

Outside the Beer Box: New Solutions, for the New Solutions

BY: John M. Verive
So, You’re Thinking About Raising Beer Prices? Image

So, You’re Thinking About Raising Beer Prices?

BY: Kate Bernot
Heater Allen and Its Lagers Are Built to Last Image

Heater Allen and Its Lagers Are Built to Last

BY: Joe Stange

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Coming Soon: Even More Yeast Strains, Thanks to New & Old Tech

Brewers have never had more choices when it comes to yeast, and the arrival of new strains is accelerating thanks to selective breeding and gene editing. Bespoke yeasts, anyone?

BY: Don Tse

Outside the Beer Box: New Solutions, for the New Solutions

The rising interest in hard seltzer and other not-so-beery beverages—including kombucha, wine, coffee, and more—has led to new looks at existing gear in the brewhouse—as well as investments in equipment or partnerships that could have wider benefits.

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So, You’re Thinking About Raising Beer Prices?

With inflation and supply-side costs in the headlines, many breweries are wondering whether now is the time to raise prices in their taprooms or on shelves. But experts warn not to make that decision too quickly.

Heater Allen and Its Lagers Are Built to Last

Was Heater Allen brewing lager before it was cool? Trick question. Lager has always been cool—it just took the rest of you a while to catch on. Here, the daughter-father team Lisa and Rick Allen lay out their approach to running a lasting niche business.

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Thiols, Unchained: More Ways to Unlock Tropical Aromas

Here’s how new yeasts are taking advantage of genetic editing and modification to free up thiols—not only in hops, but also in barley malt—for more expressive tropical aromas and flavors.

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“We’re At Plan C”: Coping with Malt Supply-Chain Disruptions

A lack of shipping containers in Europe has made it impossible for many North American brewers to get malts they rely on for some of their most important beers. It’s unclear when the situation will improve.

Behind the Bar: A Plea for Real Variety

Are proper craft-beer bars and bottle shops in danger? As thousands of breweries coalesce around profitable taprooms and a handful of trendy styles, craft beer may be losing a piece of its soul. Greg Engert of the Neighborhood Restaurant Group explains.

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Taking Malt for a Test Drive: Pilot Kits Help Maltsters Show Brewers What’s Possible

It’s not standard equipment in every malthouse, but many maltsters large and small are using their own pilot breweries to test, demonstrate, and help customers get the best possible malt for their needs.

BY: Ben Keene

Beyond Beer: Ninkasi’s Pacific Sparkling Brand Keeps the Brewery Humming & Widens its Audience

For Ninkasi Brewing in Eugene, Oregon, the benefits of developing hard seltzer expertise and its Pacific Sparkling brand far outweighed the product’s perceived lack of romance.

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Hops Insider: Get to Know the Synergy of Survivables

Knowing the aroma compounds that better survive the brewing process—and how best to use those that don’t—can help brewers get more from their hop additions and blends.

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Urban South Brewery Is Growing with Intention

New Orleans’ Urban South outpaced its own ambitious goals for Louisiana. Now it’s thinking big in Texas—and beyond.

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Rising Costs: Strategies to Save on Packaging

As prices increase on everything from PakTech carriers to cardboard, here’s how breweries are thinking creatively—and sustainably—to reduce costs.

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Firestone Walker’s David Walker Manages By Walking About

David Walker, cofounder and CEO of Firestone Walker in Paso Robles, California, shares some thoughts on management after a quarter-century of building a brewery into a widely respected, award-winning regional powerhouse.

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Beyond Beer: Le Squawk Takes Flight for Green Cheek

After initially underestimating the challenge of brewing hard seltzer as well as its sales potential, Evan Price and his team at Green Cheek are taking the Le Squawk brand in new and more flavorful directions.