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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Cover Story

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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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 […]

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Zoiglbier

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

What happens when you come across a new yeast strain you have not used or tasted before? Omega’s Jovaru yeast, a Lithuanian strain, is noted for its Belgian characteristics. A […]

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Crushing It

Professional cidermakers told us about seven-day, dawn-to-dusk work weeks and how dumping a batch means wondering how you’ll pay rent. But all have one thing in common: a passion and […]

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