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Jul/Aug 2016

You voted and the winners are in! Take a look at the winners of the 16th annual Best Beers in America–plus a few of the most popular beers clone recipes so you can try them for yourself.

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About Zymurgy


Cover Story

Best Beers in America

By Jill Redding and Amahl Turczyn

For the 14th year in a row, Zymurgy readers have voted for their favorite beers, and the results are in. Who came out on top this time? Plus, clone recipes […]

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Zymurgy: July/August 2016

Brew Better Beer with Sensory Evaluation

Professional brewers use specialized tools to make excellent beer. But one tool can trump fancy toys, and it’s available to any brewer at any level. To find it, just look in the mirror.

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Zymurgy: July/August 2016

The Role of Temperature in Flavor Perception in Beer

Beer flavor is a complex marriage of aroma and taste, one that’s easily swayed by heat and cold. Learn how serving temperature affects what you perceive in the glass.

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Zymurgy: July/August 2016

The Brewster of the Middle East

Few are likely to associate Palestine with craft beer, a female brewer, or Oktoberfest celebrations. But that’s what you’ll find in a town near Ramallah called Taybeh.

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Zymurgy: July/August 2016

From Toast to Terrior: How Wood Transforms Beer

How does a tree’s origin affect its suitability for wood-aging? What happens when staves are toasted? And how does wood transform regular beer into something extraordinary?

Recipes in this Issue

  • Fat Head’s Hunter IPA Clone
  • Rocky Raccoon’s Honey Lager (All-Grain)
  • Boulevard Tank 7 Clone
  • Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin Clone
  • Hop Trial
  • Flanders Red
  • Wee Geech Pale Ale
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • Middle Class Malt Liquor
  • Rocky Raccoon’s Honey Lager (Extract)
  • The Blue Devil’s BGSA
  • Hop Trial
  • Flanders Red
  • Wee Geech Pale Ale
  • The Blue Devil’s BGSA
  • Oatmeal Stout
  • Middle Class Malt Liquor
  • Rocky Raccoon’s Honey Lager (Extract)
  • Fat Head’s Hunter IPA Clone
  • Rocky Raccoon’s Honey Lager (All-Grain)
  • Boulevard Tank 7 Clone
  • Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin Clone

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