July/August 2022

The July/August 2022 Zymurgy magazine is now available! Check out featured stories including Foamation, Mushrooms: Foraging and Brewing Tips, Color Calculations and Measurements Pt. 3, Skeptical Brewing 4, and Kava: The Calming Pacific Elixir.

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About Zymurgy

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By Jen Blair

Several factors affect how foam forms in beer, from raw ingredients to brewing process to proper beer service. Quality beer foam doesn’t just happen, though. It’s often a result of […]

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Zymurgy: July/August 2022

Mushrooms: Foraging and Brewing Tips

It’s common to find mushrooms in a pasta dish, on a pizza, or accompanying a steak. But there’s another place where mushrooms can really shine: in beer.

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Zymurgy: July/August 2022

Color Calculations and Measurements Part 3

In the final installment of this three-part series, we compare the predictions of color formulae to actual laboratory color measurements.

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Zymurgy: July/August 2022

Skeptical Brewing, Part 4

In this installment, we examine whether CO2 “blanketing” is real, how filtration affects hop aroma and flavor, and how whirlpool temperature influences finished beer.

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kava making

Zymurgy: July/August 2022

Kava: The Calming Pacific Elixir

Kava has been a part of Polynesian traditions for millennia, in places like Tonga, Hawaii, and far beyond. In recent years, it has seduced the rest of the world as well.

Recipes in this Issue

  • Hard Kombucha Base
  • Coda Brewing Co’s Chanterelle De Garde
  • Morel Helles
  • Mobcraft’s Shiitake Brown Ale
  • Domo Arigato

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