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March/April 2020

From hops to their cousin cannabis learn some of the latest techniques and tips for using them to their fullest potential. Plus, Jared Hatch takes a look at the emurging culure of homebrewing in South Korea.

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hops the latest research

Hops: The Latest Research

By Stan Hieronymus

The volume of ongoing hops research can be overwhelming for hobbyists. Here are seven hops-related vocabulary terms and explanations of why they matter. Use these at your next homebrew club meeting and sound wicked smaht.

The Original Belgian Abbey Beers

Abbey beers are among the best the Belgian beer scene has to offer, but most are less than 100 years old. In medieval and early modern monasteries, beer played a different role than today’s abbey beers seem to suggest.

Brewing with Cannabis: A Measured Approach

Federal law and most state laws prohibit combining alcohol and marijuana for commercial sale. However, homebrewers who live in legal states and want to combine their beer with marijuana or hemp for personal enjoyment have options.

Homebrewing in South Korea

South Korea’s geographic isolation, the singularity of its language, and the illegality of homebrewing in neighboring Japan have left its vibrant and growing population of homebrewers underappreciated. But that’s changing.

Recipes in this Issue

  • Malt Vinegar
  • Jack’s Classic American Pilsner
  • Jesuit Beer, 1627
  • Wit Bier ca. 1840
  • Goedt Bier ca. 1679-1689
  • THC-Infused Caramel Amber Ale
  • THC-Infused Tripel Royal Stag
  • Toto Stout
  • Kumquat Citra Sour
  • Double White IPA
  • Mr. Anderson’s El Hefe’s El Pogo
  • Amy Olsen’s Morat
  • Stale Doughnut Belgian Pale Ale
  • Majestic Sea Cow

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