BYO has made many ridiculous changes lately that, in my opinion, have taken down an otherwise good and informative publication. My paper subscription ends this fall.
Really. I still love the BYO, and Zymurgy as well. Two excellent magazines, every issue cover to cover.
I suppose an explanation is in order. Before recently, I was able to use my account number from my printed publication to go on-line to the BYO website to research stories, articles and recipes with ZERO restrictions. I simply entered the account number that was printed on the mailing label that was stuck on the magazine. This is no longer the case. Instead, they’ve hit me with many unsolicited emails with links to articles and recipes that take me to a solicitation page that want me to spend more money to get the stuff I use to get included in my subscription.
So, I agree, the magazine has very good and useful information. However, it seems they’ve become nothing more than a money-grab....IMO. Once my subscription expires this fall, I’m going to check out the Zymurgy publication instead.