Cover Story

Planet Homebrew: Good Beer’s Global Movement

By Randy Mosher

Legions of hobbyists, connoisseurs, and entrepreneurs are rising up everywhere, no longer willing to put up with the lack of variety and vapidity of industrial beer.

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Zymurgy: March/April 2012

Beer in the USSR

A surprisingly complex history of Soviet beer reveals itself in the years between the two World Wars. Amidst vodka and mass-produced lager was a rising beer culture.

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Zymurgy: March/April 2012

It’s Trouble, Brewing in Paradise

Flying monkey missiles and a lack of basic brewing ingredients and equipment are just a few of the challenges of brewing in tropical locations such as Costa Rica.

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Zymurgy: March/April 2012

An Homage to Orval

In a country famous for idiosyncratic beers, Belgium’s Orval combines several qualities from apparently disparate styles. Two Australians set out to brew their own version.

Recipes in this Issue

  • Marxen
  • Coffee-Nazi Espresso Porter
  • Hibiscus Mango Blonde
  • Saison Tropicale
  • Gringo Breakfast Foreign Extra Stout
  • KROval
  • “South Clyde Brown” Southern English Brown Ale
  • Aventinus (Extract)
  • Aventinus (All-Grain)
  • Vida Dulce
  • Wattle Itbee?
  • Smoke Signals
  • Pirate of the Baltic Porter
  • Velveteen Caramel
  • Sweet Milk Stout
  • Lampo Bianco
  • Dado Duro
  • Smokesbord
  • Valkyrie Tears
  • Monkey Toes
  • Marxen
  • Coffee-Nazi Espresso Porter
  • Hibiscus Mango Blonde
  • Saison Tropicale
  • Gringo Breakfast Foreign Extra Stout
  • KROval
  • “South Clyde Brown” Southern English Brown Ale
  • Aventinus (Extract)
  • Aventinus (All-Grain)
  • Sweet Milk Stout
  • Lampo Bianco
  • Dado Duro
  • Smokesbord
  • Valkyrie Tears
  • Monkey Toes
  • Vida Dulce
  • Wattle Itbee?
  • Smoke Signals
  • Pirate of the Baltic Porter
  • Velveteen Caramel

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