March/April 2024

The March/April 2024 Zymurgy magazine is now available! Dig into topics on hop water, NA beer, low-carb beer, and Bavarian session lager. Plus 16 recipes!

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About Zymurgy

Cover Story

Two glasses, one filled with hops and the other with seltzer

Hop Water: Capturing the Essence

By Cody Gabbard

This spritzy, refreshing, non-alcohol beverage is experiencing massive growth on a commercial scale. We taste test some of the best, then show you how to brew your own at home.

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beer drinkers sitting outside

Zymurgy: March/April 2024

Bavarian Beer Garden Culture

Biergartens and bierkellers have become “an expression of the Bavarian way of life.” Explore the Bavarian ritual of sharing a low-alcohol session lager and local cuisine with friends and family.

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Tipped glass with beer foam spilling over

Zymurgy: March/April 2024

Living the Non-Alcohol Dream

Commercially available NA beer has improved to the point where in many cases it is indistinguishable from “the real thing.” Now you can brew and drink your favorite beer without the effects of alcohol.

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Mash tun lautering into a boil kettle

Zymurgy: March/April 2024

Food Safety and Brewing NA Beer

One of the most challenging aspects of brewing NA beer is that the lack of alcohol makes it vulnerable to pathogens. Learn how to brew these exciting new lifestyle beverages safely.

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Glasses with beer and grains

Zymurgy: March/April 2024

The Art and Science of Low-Carb Beers

If your favorite beer style is not a mass-produced lager, but you would still like fewer carbs in your beer, there are ingredient and procedural changes to reduce carbs in virtually any beer recipe.

Recipes in this Issue

  • Horse Mango Chutney
  • Color Me Kellered
  • Quick & Cool
  • County Barleywine
  • Lupula Croix
  • Sparkling Limeade
  • Mini-Series “London Brown” (2% ABV)
  • Cunning Plan Mild
  • Mini-Series “IPA” (0.7% ABV)
  • Bob’s Your Uncle Bitter
  • Mini-Series “IPA” (1.7% ABV)
  • Black Razz Blonde
  • Low Carb Pale Ale
  • Mango Chutney
  • Low Carb Deletable Lager

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