Brave Noise Collab Aims to Sustain Anti-Sexism Push

The recent social media–fueled reckoning in the beer industry has led to a new open-source collaboration. Brave Noise aims to continue the conversation about sexism, discrimination, and workplace culture at breweries worldwide.

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Help Wanted: Breweries Rethink Employment to Adjust to Staff Shortages

As unfilled hospitality jobs set new records, breweries may need to reconsider pay, benefits, and culture to better lure and keep good people.

Phil Markowski Wants to Keep It Real with Hard Seltzer

Two Roads cofounder and brewmaster Phil Markowski has embraced hard seltzer as a beverage that has its time and place. Here, he discusses the development of their groundbreaking H2Roads hard seltzer.

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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.