John Holl

John Holl is the author of Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint, and has worked for both Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine® and All About Beer Magazine.

Big Brewery, Little Maltster

Tim Matthews of Oskar Blues is working to help solve a “major illiteracy problem in malt” by swapping out a portion of his brewery's commercial malt for stuff from small, local maltsters.

What's the Best Nation? Donation.

More breweries are resorting to crowd funding, but it’s not enough to put a hand out. You need to have a plan and execute it well.

Case Study: Brewery Vivant

Change is the only constant. For Jason Spaulding of Brewery Vivant, this means looking for new avenues to explore and new spaces to open as well as constantly trying to keep up with customer demands while staying true to the company mission.

The Importance of Brewery Customer Interaction

Breweries that are open to the pubic are more than just beer. There’s a customer relationship that develops, and making sure that public-facing employees are in sync with those in the brewhouse or kitchen is vitally important to success.

Breweries are Working Toward a Greener Tomorrow

Breweries around the country are implementing programs, technology, and initiatives that aim to make their businesses more sustainable and to have a positive environmental impact.

Case Study: St. Elmo Brewing Company

When Tim Bullock and Bryan Winslow opened St. Elmo Brewing Company 2 years ago, they decided that they wanted to focus on being a neighborhood taproom and keep their days filled with making beer.

Case Study: Drekker Brewing Co.

A made-up word, a popular red ale, a community-minded brewery that is expanding. The Vikings behind Drekker Brewing Company in Fargo, North Dakota, are coming for you. Don’t be scared. Get excited.

When it Comes to Bottling Your Beer, the Right Caps Help You Seal the Deal

Not all bottle caps are made the same, and the difference in quality could mean a spoiled run of beer that was otherwise destined for greatness.

Case Study: Imperial Western Beer Company

Imperial Western Beer Company, inside Union Station, has restored the space to its former glory and is encouraging commuters to take a little time to stop for a beer and slow down from the hectic pace of commuting life.

Case Study: Lake Anne Brewhouse

Rather than making the surroundings conform to the brewery, the team behind Lake Anne Brew House in Reston, Virginia, went back to a planned community’s roots and offer a glimpse of how things were and in turn give visitors a period experience.