Jamie Bogner

Q&A: Odell’s Brendan McGivney and Eric “Smitty” Smith

At times, Odell Brewing in Fort Collins, Colorado, has flirted with becoming a major national player. These days, McGivney as COO and Smitty as CEO are looking instead to dig deeper locally, appealing to a broader base of drinkers in their regional market.

Infographic: Packaging Trends

Consumer preference around packaging format is a moving target. Here, we visualize packaging on a global scale as well as recent movement in consumer trends in the United States.

Q&A: 3 Fonteinen’s Werner van Obberghen

The business of supporting a creative brewing and blending enterprise is always delicate, but in the case of 3 Fonteinen, the weight of history and the expectations that come with brewing inside a storied tradition can create additional challenges.

Infographic: Hops In, Hops Out

Hops are an international crop. Here, we’ve charted the inflows and outflows of the U.S. hop market, as suppliers ship to brewers around the world and as American brewers import mainly from Europe, Oceania, and Britain.

Infographic: Ship It!

While the pandemic has led to a general loosening of restrictive Prohibition-era laws regarding beer for takeaway and delivery, there’s still plenty to do to liberalize the United States’ antiquated approach to alcohol regulation.

Infographic: It Was Not a Good Year for Barley

Weather conditions in 2021 led to a challenging barley crop—the smallest in the US since 1934—leaving maltsters scrambling while prices climb. How significant was the decline? Here, we plot the past decade of U.S. barley harvests.

Q&A: Beachwood Cofounder & Brewmaster Julian Shrago

The co-owner and tinkerer behind Beachwood Brewing in Long Beach, California, shares his thoughts about variety, the creative drive, and the ultimate goal of building a company whose team can focus on the things about which they’re most passionate.

Infographic: The Winningest States at GABF

Which states have won the most medals in the Great American Beer Festival, relative to the total breweries in the state? Which ones win gold most often?

Q&A: Sierra Nevada Founder Ken Grossman

Innovation then, innovation now... One of the world’s most influential brewers shares insights into Sierra Nevada’s creative and technical processes, outlining their philosophy as they push into the “beyond-beer” realm.

Infographic: Barley By The Numbers

Why do hop varieties get all the love? With the help of data from the American Malting Barley Association, here’s a glimpse at the varieties that make up the bulk of U.S.-grown malting barley and where those varieties are grown.