New England-style IPA: Is it faulted or fantastic?

According to the Beer Judge Certification Program Guidelines of 2015 (category 21A, if you’re keeping track), the appearance of an American IPA “should be clear, although unfiltered dry-hopped versions may be a bit hazy.” But a movement is afoot that leaves IPAs intentionally cloudy. The “New England-style” IPA is meant to deliver a different, creamier … [ Read more]

Brewer profile: Kristen England of Bent Brewstillery

Located in a nondescript Roseville warehouse that’s more cinder-block drab than exposed-brick chic, Bent Brewstillery plays by its own rules. The brewery–distillery blends bare-bones warehouse vibes with shiny chrome and dark wood details, calling to mind California taprooms that care more about their product than they do ambiance. The place’s vibe is unassuming yet meticulous, … [ Read more]

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The Mill: Brooklyn MASH, Final North Coast Nosh, and more

The Mill is getting anxious. There are autumn sampler packs on shelves and back to school specials in our mailboxes. It’s time to enjoy the outdoors while we can. How about a riverboat cruise? Or a paddle around the lake? Any other outdoor events we should know about? Tweet me @johnpgarland. Events: Here’s the list … [ Read more]

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