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Zymurgy magazine
July/August 2018

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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Cover Story

Zymurgy’s 16th Annual Best Beers in America

By Jill Redding

Beer lovers, rejoice: there’s never been a better time in US craft brewing history for the pursuit of hoppiness (or maltiness, i that’s your thing).

Zymurgy: July/August 2018

The Place of Brewing: Going Wild with the Great Brettanomyces Megablend

Last November, homebrewers gathered for the very first British homebrew convention. Some of them handed over vials of yeast to be mixed into a unique blend.

Zymurgy: July/August 2018

World of a Thousand Saisons

Few beer styles are as versatile as saison: every variable contributes to a new outcome and new possibilities. Head down the rabbit hole and into the universe of saison.

Zymurgy: July/August 2018

Argentina: Never Too Many Cooks

Argentinians don’t have that saying about too many cooks in the kitchen. When they get together to brew, homebrewers in Argentina like to have lots of cooks.

Zymurgy: July/August 2018

Dorada Pampeana: Argentina’s Blonde Ale

Dorada Pampeana a little over a decade ago near Buenos Aries, and now it’s in the BJCP style guide. Get to know the history and appeal of Category XI.

Recipes in this Issue

  • Dorada Pampeana Estilo 1060 Cerveza
  • Dorada Pampeana Estilo Cerveza Zepplin
  • Red Keep Bière de Garde
  • Van Dayum!
  • Little Boss
  • Peaks & Priorities Juicy IPA (All-Grain)
  • Peaks & Priorities Juicy IPA (Extract)
  • Caliente Tejano
  • Bigfoot Barleywine-style Ale Clone
  • Old Foghorn Clone
  • Allagash White Clone
  • New Holland Dragon’s Milk Bourbon Barrel-Aged Stout Clone
  • Juicy Bits NEIPA
  • Count Orloque
  • Smoked Pumpkin Saison
  • Mad About Saison
  • Jack of All Trades Saison
  • IPA Argentina
  • Dorada Pampeana (Pampas Golden Ale)
  • Dorada Pampeana Estilo Cerveza Minga

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