January/February 2022

The January/February 2022 issue of Zymurgy is now available. Check out these featured stories in the issue including Gadgets 2022, Lost Fruit Beers of Belgium and The Netherlands, Zoiglbier, Jovaru Yeast, and Crushing It.

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Gadgets 2022

By Zymurgy readers

Today’s homebrewers enjoy unprecedented access to purpose-built brewing equipment, but the DIY spirit remains very much alive. Zymurgy’s annual Gadgets Issue celebrates that spirit.

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Zymurgy: January/February 2022

Lost Fruit Beers of Belgium and The Netherlands

Kriek lambic is made from sour cherries, the most traditional of which has become rare but all the more sought after: Schaarbeek. Is Schaarbeek really the original kriek, or did other fruit beers precede it?

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Zoiglbier is less a kind of beer than a commitment to an age-old brewing tradition that has long since vanished across most of Bavaria. You know the beer’s flowing when […]

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Jekyll and Hyde

Brewing great beer is a dance between malt, hops, and yeast. When I create a recipe, I always try to picture (or mentally taste) the final product in my head. […]

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Zymurgy: January/February 2022

Crushing It

It’s a thought that crosses many homebrewers’ and home cidermakers’ minds at one point or another while sipping their creations—could I turn this hobby into a career? The answer, undoubtedly, […]

Recipes in this Issue

  • Home Is Where Your Zoigl Is
  • Jekyll
  • Sacrilege Sour Cherry Cider
  • Quark
  • Jim’s Bourbon Oak Barleywine
  • Potatoes with Herbed Quark and Linseed Oil
  • Braam-boosen-Bier, ca. 1690
  • Ratafia de Cerises
  • Krieken-Lambic, 1907

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