Back to Basics

Posted on: September 5th, 2014 by John Holl

Boston – For a long while there was a race among brewers to see what kind of strange or oddball ingredient could be used in a beer while still having it taste good. Taking existing styles – ones that have endured for centuries or less – brewers in the United States got to adding all Read more…

American Craft Beer Cookbook – The California Tour

Posted on: May 23rd, 2014 by John Holl

The American Craft Beer Cookbook tour is coming to southern California!  Here’s what I have planned:  The BrueryTuesday, May 27th 5 – 7 pm 715 Dunn Way Placentia   Stone Brewing Wednesday, May 28th 5 – 7 pm1999 Citracado ParkwayEscondido   The Lost AbbeyThursday, May 29th 4 – 6 pm 155 Mata Way #104, San Marcos Karl Strauss Read more…

Figuring Out Foam

Posted on: May 21st, 2014 by John Holl

By John Holl Recently, I’ve been told that my beer does not have enough foam. I’ve also been told that my beer has too much foam. In both cases, the arguments were linked to products that could either add to a beer’s head, or reduce it greatly. I first learned of my potential foam problem Read more…

About the New Anchor IPA

Posted on: May 21st, 2014 by John Holl

By John Holl Here’s something that might be hard to believe in the beer world: Until earlier this year San Francisco’s iconic Anchor Brewing Co. did not have a product that was labeled as an IPA. That’s right. India Pale Ale, one of the most popular styles in America. One of the most recognizable and Read more…