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September/October 2021

The September/October 2021 Zymurgy magazine is now available! Check out featured stories including the 2021 National Homebrew Competition Recap & Recipes, The Quest for Moonshiner’s Yeast, and Going Mobile with Growlers.

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Cover Story

2021 AHA National Homebrew Competition

By Kristen Kuchar

The 2021 National Homebrew Competition (NHC) was like no other. Despite pandemic challenges, the AHA awarded 120 medals in 40 categories to recognize the best brews from more than 2,000 […]

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Zymurgy: September/October 2021

Going Mobile: The Latest Growlers Move Your Homebrew in Style

The word growler refers to a time when beer was carried home in buckets, and for years it was synonymous with brown glass jugs. Not anymore. Today’s growlers are handheld […]

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Zymurgy: September/October 2021

The Quest for the Moonshiner’s Yeast

Deep in the forests of Oaxaca, a moonshiner ferments sugarcane into tepache before distilling it into aguardiente. The yeast responsible for that transformation has been kept alive for unknown generations, […]

Recipes in this Issue

  • Serrano Pale Ale
  • Sleep Now in the Fire
  • Lagerfeuer
  • Three Witches
  • Pew! Pew!
  • King of the Nubtars Imperial White Ale
  • Leatherwood Mead
  • Michigan U-Pick: Montmorency Vs. Balaton
  • Ode to Repas
  • Dwójniak Figa
  • PrimeTime Perry
  • California style Fire Cider / Cidre de Feu
  • The Moonshiner’s Tepache
  • Yellow Rose SMaSH
  • Herbal Joe’s Stout Trousers
  • Deep Focus Stout
  • Sable Porter
  • Old Mission IPA
  • Forgiveness Machine
  • Big O!
  • Fubarleywine
  • Googly Eis
  • Granny’s Tipple
  • Listen to the Lion
  • Kraken
  • Blue Gueuze
  • Pinot Grigio Oenobeer
  • Crimson Stag
  • Basic Kombucha
  • Canoe-Chuck Lager
  • Rombergpark
  • Tougher than the Sun
  • Helles This
  • Dobrý Den
  • Temny
  • Willow Run
  • Jeff The Hefe
  • Herbal Joe’s Best Bitter
  • Beam Me Up Scotty
  • You and the Hops You Rode In On
  • Tall Tines Brown
  • Chocolate Macadamia Nut Porter

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