January/February 2024

The January/February 2024 Zymurgy magazine is now available! Check out the featured stories including Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am, Bierscapes, Stowe-Aways in Vermont, Master Homebrewer Program, and Gadgets 2024.

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About Zymurgy

Cover Story

Winners of the GABF 2023 Pro-Am competition

Leveling Up

By Kristen Kuchar

At the Great American Beer Festival® (GABF) Pro-Am competition, every entry has already medaled at an AHA/BJCP-sanctioned competition. Professionals select these beers to brew commercially in partnership with the homebrewers who created them and compete at the highest level.

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Idletyme Brewery building

Zymurgy: January/February 2024

Stowe—Aways In Vermont

A tiny town in northern Vermont has become the epicenter of a craft beer Mecca, the home of New England IPAs and wunderbar German lagers. At Idletyme, von Trapp, and The Alchemist, Stowe lives up to its reputation for friendliness.

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home brewery setup

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The very best times in the world of beer usually involve great beer, but there’s more to it than that. It’s also about the company you keep and the environment you are in. If you have those three things, you might just create a great memory.

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Shirt with Grand Master beer judge pin

Zymurgy: January/February 2024

Master Homebrewer Program

The Master Homebrewer Program (MHP) is changing the competitive brewing landscape in the United States. The program aims to connect brewers from around the country through competition; at the same time, it’s reshaping how the nation’s top brewers compete.

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homemade homebrew gadgets

Zymurgy: January/February 2024

Gadgets 2024

Today’s homebrewers enjoy unprecedented access to purpose-built brewing equipment, but the do-it-yourself spirit remains very much a part of homebrewing culture. Zymurgy’s annual gadgets feature is dedicated to that spirit.

Recipes in this Issue

  • What is That?
  • Idletyme Zog Pale Ale
  • Edelhell
  • Pumpkin Fermenter
  • Japanese Rice Lager
  • Gordon’s Alive! G&T Beer
  • Kentucky Common
  • BritHop
  • Persimmon Cream Ale
  • Kasuzuke
  • Black Razz
  • She Fancies Herself a Little Bit French
  • Focal Point
  • Nacht Out
  • Idletyme Helles Brook Lager

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