Photo courtesy of James Simmons.

From how to brew Cold IPAs to 112 separate craft beer, cider and brewed hard seltzer reviews, our Summer 2021/22 edition has your beer and brewing interests covered.

Due out on December 1, the upcoming magazine is also our 2021 Industry Awards Issue, where we’ll be announcing the winners in the categories of Lifetime Achievement, Best Brewer, Best New Brewing Company, Best Home Brew Shop, Best Bottleshop, Best Online Retailer and Best Brewery Experience.

Alongside all your favourite sections we’re also introducing two new features that will become regulars in the magazine, with sensory analyst Briony Liebich and brewer Steve Brockman joining our team of writers.

Briony’s Senses Working Overtime column kicks off by exploring how to approach tasting sours while Steve’s The Deep Dive series of brewing articles first looks at making great fruit beers this Summer.

What you’ll find

  • The overarching theme of the Summer edition is on sour beers and we look at them from multiple angles, with Briony’s column complemented by ex-Feral brewer Will Irving (pictured above) sharing brewing advice as well as one of his recipes while we publish other DIY recipes for a Lambic, a Berliner Weisse as well as Black Hops’ Frontyards Cucumber & Mint Gose.
  • Our panel of sensory experts span the spectrum in 112 crafty reviews where hazy beers are our seasonal focus although we sample everything from a barrel-aged amber sour to a passionfruit Pavlova hard seltzer.
  • Home brew guru John Palmer fills you in on what Cold IPAs are and then how to brew a great one.
  • We chart the ascension of NoLo beers with Brick Lane, Heaps Normal, Sobah, UpFlow and NORT and try to predict where this booming category is heading next.
  • The likes of BentSpoke’s Richard Watkins, Colonial’s Ash Hazell and Little Bang’s Ryan Davidson fill you in on what they’ll be drinking this Summer as we discover how our warm weather palates have evolved.
  • Beaten Track’s Mitch Dudarko, Copperhead’s Jason Cox, Dave Dumay from Dad & Dave’s and Behemoth’s Paddy Molloy froth about some of their favourite pieces of brewing equipment.
  • And plenty more!

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