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John Holl

John Holl is the Senior Editor of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®. Email tips and story suggestions to [email protected].


Working with Adjunct Ingredients

As a brewer, part of your primary education involves how to store and care for beer’s primary ingredients. But learning about how to properly house adjuncts can mean the difference between a vibrant beer and a stale one.

BY: John Holl

Helping Hazy: Keeping Yeast (and the Bottom Line) Healthy

To re-pitch yeast or to “pitch and ditch”—that is the question. Doing a cost analysis can help hazy IPA brewers of all sizes really think about the best yeast option to not only create a desired beer but also to keep the bottom line in the black.

BY: John Holl

Case Study: Bagby Beer Company

Bagby Beer Company is built on a model that might seem quaint by today’s standards. As a brewpub that focuses just as much on food and cocktails as the beer, it stands out in a crowded marketplace with a commitment to quality and beer history.

BY: John Holl

Closing the Loop on Beer’s Biggest Ingredient: Water

John Kimmich of The Alchemist talks about the brewery’s long-term environmental efforts and how its impact is already being felt.

BY: John Holl

Kane: Quality Is Job One

In a candid conversation following seven years in business, Michael Kane of Kane Brewing Co. talks about making beers that appeal to the masses and the general public and why quality is more important than everything else.

BY: John Holl

Room of Requirement: Making the Most of Your Brewery Bathroom

Putting a little thought into your customer restrooms can lead to a better customer experience and allow you to showcase your creativity and attention to detail.

BY: John Holl

Case Study: Pure Project

The brewer and partner of Pure Project in San Diego shares his thoughts on purposefully staying small, going big on ingredients, and having a little faith in the microbes around us.

BY: John Holl

Video: A Marketing Asset for Your Brewery

Three breweries offer advice on how to incorporate video into your business to help reach a whole new consumer base.

BY: John Holl

Case Study: Highland Brewing Co.

A pioneering brewery in Asheville saw an opportunity to redefine itself amid a changing landscape and an identity crisis. Under the leadership of the second generation, this family brewery is ready to re-establish itself for modern consumers.

BY: John Holl

Q&A with Denizens Brewing’s Cofounder Julie Verratti

Those who say beer and politics don’t mix clearly haven’t met Julie Verratti. Along with her wife and brother-in-law, she cofounded Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring, Maryland, a city all too close to the Washington, D.C., border.

BY: John Holl