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Why Brewers Love Brett and Winemakers Fear It

Why Brewers Love Brett and Winemakers Fear It

Say the word “Brettanomyces” in a room full of booze hounds, and you’ll be either applauded or shunned. Beer geeks of a certain stripe can’t get enough of this wild yeast, nicknamed “Brett” and featured in limited-edition bottles by breweries like Allagash and The Bruery. Brett elicits a very different reaction in wine-drinking circles, however.

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Alcohol and Umami: Why Craft Brewers Are Falling In Love With Champagne Yeast

Alcohol and Umami: Why Craft Brewers Are Falling In Love With Champagne Yeast

Few beverages mark a momentous occasion quite like the pop of Champagne. Beers fermented with Champagne yeast, though, come pretty close. Although there are more than 5,000 breweries in the country, beers brewed with Champagne yeast are relatively rare. Rate Beer, the crowdsourced beer-ranking website, lists only 180 beers made with Champagne yeast. Some are no […]

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Breaking Down Hops Trends With Founders Brewing’s Jeremy Kosmicki

Breaking Down Hops Trends With Founders Brewing’s Jeremy Kosmicki

What makes a single hop worthy of having its own dedicated beer? Increasingly, for the past few years, breweries like Green Flash, Cahaba, Mikkeller, and Founders Brewing Company have been exploring the complexities of individual hop breeds in single-hop beers. As the brewmaster of Founders Brewing Company, Jeremy Kosmicki isn’t afraid to brew the beer he […]

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12 Colleges That Are Training Future Brewmasters

12 Colleges That Are Training Future Brewmasters

As the United States’ craft beer industry continues to boom (the number of operating breweries jumped 16.6 percent in 2016), brewing is an increasingly promising employment sector. Last year, craft brewers provided almost 129,000 jobs, up 6 percent from the year before. In response to all this growth, two- and four-year colleges across the country have […]

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