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10th Annual Best Beers in America

By Jill Redding & Amahl Turcyzn

The results are in! Each of the past 10 years, we’ve asked Zymurgy readers to vote for up to 20 of their favorite beers. Which beer took the crown in 2012?

Zymurgy: July/August 2012

Building Your IPA Hop Recipe

In this excerpt from the upcoming book IPA, the brewmaster of Stone Brewing Co. provides a look at hop varieties, products, and hopping techniques for a delicious IPA.

Zymurgy: July/August 2012

The Colors of IPA

India pale ale is consistently evolving, offering a myriad of hoppy choices. Red, double black, and white IPA are the newest variations of the style.

Zymurgy: July/August 2012

Brewing on Mt. Everest

A mountain guide on the world’s highest peaks sets out to pursue a goal he wasn’t sure was attainable: to brew a batch of beer at base camp of Mt. Everest.

Recipes in this Issue

  • 3 Kings Baltic Porter
  • Deschutes Black Butte Porter Clone
  • Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye Clone
  • Stone Ruination IPA
  • Russian River Blind Pig IPA
  • Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA
  • Odell IPA
  • Shreddin’ Red (Red IPA)
  • Double Black (Imperial Black IPA)
  • Chainbreaker White IPA Clone
  • Conflux #2 Clone
  • Lingonberry Mead
  • Triumphant Saison (Extract)
  • Triumphant Saison (All-Grain)

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