John M. Verive

American Real Ale: What Condition Cask Condition Is In

Does slow, subtle cask ale still have a place in today’s variety-driven, can-cluttered American scene? Along with a primer on the gear and vocabulary, here’s why this is an endangered tradition this side of the Atlantic—and why it refuses to die.

Pilot Breweries Are Flying Us into the Great Unknown

Some brew systems make beer for us to drink. Others just solve mysteries—providing an acceptable outlet for failure and serving as the lifeblood of craft beer.

Gearing Up to Brew Lager

Great lager depends upon exacting attention to details—and not only when it comes to fermentation and conditioning. Here we look at brewhouses specifically designed with lager in mind, to better appreciate what makes them different.

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.

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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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.

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Beyond Beer: Phase Three Goes for Irreverence with Lulz

Our latest in a series on small breweries going beyond beer: From a young brewery built to anticipate the latest trends, the Lulz brand of seltzers finds success by embracing big flavor while shedding all beery pretensions.

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Beyond Beer: Ska’s Refreshing Road to Hard Seltzer

In Durango, Colorado, Ska Brewing’s path to hard seltzer and CBD-infused soda began by making flavored water for the team and giving it away to patrons. Scaling up to alcoholic seltzer worth drinking, however, proved to be a bigger challenge than expected.

How Reverse-osmosis Systems Are Helping Breweries Overcome Water Woes

When Green Cheek Beer Company opened in Southern California, the founders needed to navigate various water troubles that eventually helped them dial in recipes and get a better understanding of their beer.

Independent Beer Wholesalers Fuel the Craft-Beer Market

Independent distributors provide critical access to market for small breweries and help develop craft-beer culture.