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May/June 2020

The May/June Zymurgy is now available! Check out the featured stories, such as Five Steps to Better Mead, In the Land of Mead and Honey, Eat This, Drink that, and more in the new issue.

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About Zymurgy


Cover Story

5 Steps to Better Mead

By Jason Phelps

Whether you’re a novice or veteran meadmaker, here are five steps guaranteed to improve your mead. Open up new horizons and take your mead to a higher level with this straight forward approach.

Zymurgy: May/June 2020

In Praise of Small Things

Small Mead is the ultimate outlet for spontaneous brewing. Ready to drink in just a few days, it’s a great “no worries” summer brew that’s readily adapted to include diverse ingredients that reflect every season.

Zymurgy: May/June 2020

In the Land of Mead and Honey

The Homebrewers Guild of Be’er Sheva, Israel recently organized the Middle-East’s first BJCP Mead exam. Scott Kurtz traveled there to proctor, take in the culture, and enjoy some excellent mead along the way.

Zymurgy: May/June 2020

Drink with Your Dog

Breweries are favorite hangout spots for many dog owners, but bringing Fido doesn’t always go smoothly. A novel program is teaching owners and employees how to make taprooms more comfortable for our four-legged friends.

Zymurgy: May/June 2020

Eat This, Drink That

Serving Homebrew at a food pairing event lets patrons appreciate the quality of your beer more than they could at a beer festival. Hogtown Brewers of Gainesville, Fla., have brewed up a model any club can emulate.

Recipes in this Issue

  • Sourdough Pancakes/Waffles
  • Sourdough Dutch Oven Kettle Bread
  • Sourdough Popovers
  • Sourdough Pizza Dough
  • Strong, Sweet, Simple Mead
  • Better Yeast Management Mead
  • What a Blend! Mead
  • MiniMaiMead
  • Small Mead after Digbie, Modern Version
  • Winter is Coming Small Mead
  • Figgy Pudding Mead
  • For Your Honey Valentine’s Day Small Mead
  • Desert Gold Mead
  • Primordial Plot Cyser
  • Sweet Stout
  • Sweet Stout Apple Crisp with Stout-Infused Caramel Sauce
  • Opus Coffee Baltic Porter
  • Solstice American Stout
  • One-Ply Rye IPA

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