In this issue of Beer Connoisseur : Summer always seems to be the perfect time to enjoy the glorious beverage that is beer. Temperatures are up, inhibitions are down and the finest suds are just an arm’s length away… what more could you ask for? Well, how about the 25th issue of The Beer Connoisseur!
Hazy, New England-style IPAs are trending, and we get the scoop with one of their originators Nate Lanier of Tree House Brewing. Then we travel to the Lone Star state for a chat with wild ale expert Jeffrey Stuffings, founder and head brewer at Jester King Brewery.
For our cover story, we delve into the history and artistry of coopering, which is the craft of making and maintaining spirit barrels. Also in this issue, Jonathan Ingram interviews "the mayor of Hinchtown," craft beer and indy car racing legend James Hinchcliffe, Dave Clark takes a trip to the desert to visit Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co., Lucy Corne’s South Africa story charts the rise of craft beer in a macro-dominated landscape, and Sherry Dryja is back with a beer picnic that’s sure to make even the dullest family gathering a raucous occasion.
All of the usual coverage is here as well: Our expert, single-blind beer reviews featuring a whopping 49 beers with scores of 91 and above along with corresponding Q & As, the lowdown on terrific beer fests nationwide and many tasty summertime new releases to wet your whistle.
So pop open a cold one and pop a squat by the pool with phone or tablet in hand and enjoy this, the Summer Issue of The Beer Connoisseur!
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