May/June 2023

The May/June 2023 Zymurgy magazine is now available! Check out featured stories including Czech Amber Lagers, Beers of the Volgadeutsch, Traditional Innovation, Cider, Sidra, Sgardoa, and Christmas in June.

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About Zymurgy

Cover Story

Czech Amber Lager

By Ryan Pachmayer

PolotmavĂ˝ means half-dark, and, simply speaking, Czech amber lager is just that: ambercolored beer. But when you consider the ingredients and techniques used, a sense of the style begins to […]

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Zymurgy: May/June 2023

Beers of the Volgadeutsch

Is it possible to reconstruct a traditional Volga German beer? Have enough records and folk memories survived to do so? Travel back to the dusty old villages along the Volga […]

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Zymurgy: May/June 2023

Traditional Innovation

Brauerei KundmĂĽller produces around 30 different beers in the small village of 10 minutes west of Bamberg, Germany. KundmĂĽller embraces green technologies and emerging craft beer styles while maintaining the […]

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Zymurgy: May/June 2023

Cider, Sidra, Sagardoa

Nothing quite compares to traditional cider from the Asturias and Basque regions of Northern Spain, where cider is a way of life. Variously described as tart, earthy, dry, funky, flat, […]

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Zymurgy: May/June 2023

Christmas in June

Homebrew Con is that lovely, glorious, beautiful event around which the entire homebrewing year revolves. In the Expo, vendors show off the latest in gear and ingredients, and swag is […]

Recipes in this Issue

  • Pivovar Proud’s MasopustnĂ­ Ĺ loos
  • Expo Hazy
  • SpeciálnĂ­ Martin
  • Boarischer Scheps (Bavarian Scheps)
  • Volga German Kvass
  • Bokashi Grains
  • Volga German Kvass, Argentinean Style
  • Effantin’s Czech Amber Lager
  • Weiherer Lager
  • Neni Spatne PolotmavĂ˝
  • Weiherer Rauch
  • Cohesion PolotmavĂ˝
  • Princess Peach
  • Jim’s Czech Amber Lager
  • Gimme Some More Stout

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