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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

Although it was the 43rd time the homebrew community gathered to honor the best in their craft, the awards for the 2021 National Homebrew Competition (NHC) were like no other. […]

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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, but just what kind of yeast is it? A curious homebrewer finds out.

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Zymurgy: September/October 2021

Going Mobile: The Latest Growlers Move Your Homebrew in Style

Despite being available almost anywhere in the world, beer is a surprisingly delicate beverage. Contamination, ill-timed oxygen exposure, temperature, and sunlight can all affect the flavor and experience of your […]

Recipes in this Issue

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

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