Fall in Germany means Märzen and festbier! Learn about the history and differences of these styles, plus get tips straight from some of the greatest brewers on how they create their examples.
Written by Franz D. Hofer
Issue: September 2022
Chicha beer is a modern interpretation of the historical chicha drink from the Andean region of South America that respects tradition by using elements of the historical style with modern methods and ingredients. This reimagined style is open to interpretation, but is most often brewed with corn and other ingredients native to Latin America, has a slight sourness, skips the hops, and should be drank fresh. Learn more about this rustic style and how to brew your own chicha beer.
The French farmhouse style we know as bière de garde has a somewhat fuzzy history. Gordon Strong catches us up on how the modern take of the beer style came to be identified and the keys to crafting a quenching rendition of your own