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Cascade Hops: The Jack of All Trades in Brewing

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: May 8, 2024
It’s hard to envision the craft beer movement taking off without the help of the classic “C” hops: Columbus, Chinook, Centennial, and Cascade. While they dominated the early days of craft beer in the U.S., brewers still find ways to incorporate them with new-school hops. We wrote how Centennial hops
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Brewing with Fruity Candy: How Your Favorite Sweet Treat Can Elevate Beer

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: May 3, 2024
We’ve highlighted how to brew with several of the most popular adjuncts—coconut, chocolate, honey, and fruit purees—that can make your finished product pop. With the ...
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Schwarzbier: How to Perfect This German-Style Dark Lager

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: May 1, 2024
We’ve written about the best way to brew several traditional European beers: Märzen, Czech pilsner, Belgian tripel, helles lager, and Berliner weisse, to name a ...
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SubZero Hop Kief: A New Liquid Dry Hop Extending Day One Freshness for Months

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: April 29, 2024
While innovations with hop products improve flavor and aroma, the name of the game is yield. Flowable hop innovations—we’ve covered a lot of them, including ...
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Ollie Partners Win Gold, Silver, and Bronze at the World Beer Cup Awards

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By: Grace Lee-Weitz
Published: April 26, 2024
Ollie congratulates all of its brewery partners, who picked up an unprecedented eleven awards at this year’s World Beer Cup awards ceremony, which took place ...
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Brewing with Coconut: A Guide to Using This Tropical Fruit in Beer

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: April 24, 2024
We’ve provided several top guides featuring brewers’ insights on crafting beers with adjuncts, including honey, fruit purees, and chocolate. Another popular ingredient, coconut, whether used ...
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Saison: Experts Explain the Best Ways to Brew One

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: April 22, 2024
From the French word for “season,” saison is a refreshing, crisp, and dry beer generally lower in ABV. Much like farmhouse ales, saisons have morphed ...
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RipeLocker: Innovative Technology Extends Wet Hop Season

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: April 11, 2024
There’s something about enjoying a wet hop beer like no other. The hop harvest in the U.S. is treated like the holiday season for the ...
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Hop Report: How Hops Performed in the United States in 2023

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: April 9, 2024
Hops are one of the most crucial ingredients in beer, so brewers need to stay on top of how they’re performing. Recently, the USDA released ...
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YCH DynaBoost™: Everything You Need to Know About the New Flowable Hop Product

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By: Giovanni Albanese
Published: April 4, 2024
There is no shortage of innovations available to craft brewers. When running a successful brewery, making beer often boils down to maximizing yield and putting ...
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