Top 10 Articles on in 2017

By Duncan Bryant, AHA Web Editor

Another year is in the books! Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and check out our most-viewed articles on in 2017.

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10. New England IPA: The Haze Craze

Love ’em or hate ’em, there’s no denying 2017 was the year of the New England IPA. John Moorhead, AHA competition coordinator, digs into the origins of New England-styled IPA and tries to answer the lingering question “Is NEIPA its own style?”

9. Bell’s Two Hearted Ale Clone Recipe

Bell’s Two Hearted was crowned the winner in the 2017 Best Beers in America survey, overthrowing Pliny the Elder for the first time in nine years. Brew your own Two Hearted at home with this clone beer recipe.

8. How to Add Fruit to Beer

There’s more than one way to skin a cat (editor’s note: please don’t skin any cats), and there’s more than one way to add fruit to beer. Discover techniques used to add fruit, juices, and concentrates to your next homebrew recipe.


7. How to Harvest, Prepare, and Store Homegrown Hops

Homebrewers are the embodiment of DIY, so it comes as no surprise that many of us grow our own hops. This feature is the second part in our guide to growing hops at home, focusing on what to do come harvest time.

6. Russian River Pliny the Elder Clone Recipe

Pliny the Elder is one of those craft beers that needs no introduction. Whether you’re a Pliny fiend or have never had the pleasure of trying it, this clone recipe for homebrewers will bring the hoppy beast to your homebrewery.

5. 2017 National Homebrew Competition Final Round Results

The National Homebrew Competition is the biggest beer competition…in the world! In 2017, the Final Round winners were announced at an awards ceremony during Homebrew Con 2017 in Minneapolis. Access a full list of first and final round winners.

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4. Hop Substitutions

With all the different hop varieties available these days, it’s not uncommon to come across a hop type that your local homebrew shop might not have in stock. Use this handy list to find a suitable substitute for those hard-to-find hop varieties.

3. Tips on Brewing New England IPA

Flip open your notepad and get ready to bring your NEIPAs to the next level! With the help of Weldworks Brewing Company, The Alchemist, and Odd13 Brewing, we dive into what it takes to brew a great New England-styled IPA at home.

2. Craft Beer Clone Recipes: 50 States, 50 Craft Breweries, 50 recipes

“Clones” is the clever name given to commercial beer recipes that are scaled down for homebrewers. This feature highlights a different clone recipe from a craft brewery in each of the 50 United States. If you’re looking for recipe inspiration, look no further!

1. 2017 Best Beers in America Results

Every year, Zymurgy magazine readers vote on their favorite commercial craft beers to help us crown the Best Beers in America. In 2017, the long-standing champion, Russian River’s Pliny the Elder, was overthrown by one of Michigan’s best-known pale ales.

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