May/June 2023

The May/June 2023 Zymurgy magazine is now available! Check out featured stories including Czech Amber Lagers, Beers of the Volgadeutsch, Traditional Innovation, Cider, Sidra, Sgardoa, and Christmas in June.

Free Zymurgy Online Preview

Access this issue and 20 years of digital archives for $4.99/month. Subscribe Now

AHA Member-Only Content

Access this issue and 20 years of digital archives for $4.99/month

Subscribe for $4.99

Already a member?

About Zymurgy

Cover Story

Czech Amber Lager

By Ryan Pachmayer

Polotmavý means half-dark, and, simply speaking, Czech amber lager is just that: ambercolored beer. But when you consider the ingredients and techniques used, a sense of the style begins to […]

Link to article
cider being poured into glass

Zymurgy: May/June 2023

Cider, Sidra, Sagardoa

Nothing quite compares to traditional cider from the Asturias and Basque regions of Northern Spain, where cider is a way of life. Variously described as tart, earthy, dry, funky, flat, and cloudy, Spanish-style cider is gaining traction among American cidermakers and importers.

Link to article

Zymurgy: May/June 2023

Beers of the Volgadeutsch

Is it possible to reconstruct a traditional Volga German beer? Have enough records and folk memories survived to do so? Travel back to the dusty old villages along the Volga […]

Link to article

Zymurgy: May/June 2023

Traditional Innovation

Brauerei Kundmüller produces around 30 different beers in the small village of 10 minutes west of Bamberg, Germany. Kundmüller embraces green technologies and emerging craft beer styles while maintaining the […]

Link to article

Zymurgy: May/June 2023

Christmas in June

Homebrew Con is that lovely, glorious, beautiful event around which the entire homebrewing year revolves. In the Expo, vendors show off the latest in gear and ingredients, and swag is […]

Recipes in this Issue

  • Pivovar Proud’s Masopustní Šloos
  • Expo Hazy
  • Speciální Martin
  • Boarischer Scheps (Bavarian Scheps)
  • Volga German Kvass
  • Bokashi Grains
  • Volga German Kvass, Argentinean Style
  • Effantin’s Czech Amber Lager
  • Weiherer Lager
  • Neni Spatne Polotmavý
  • Weiherer Rauch
  • Cohesion Polotmavý
  • Princess Peach
  • Jim’s Czech Amber Lager
  • Gimme Some More Stout

Meet the Editor-in-Chief

Dave Carpenter

Dave brewed his first batch in 2009 and started writing about beer soon thereafter. In addition to geeking out on beer and language, Dave enjoys hiking, traveling, and other gerunds as well. Email Dave