Imperial stouts are now one of the most revered beer styles in the craft beer world. Learn about its history and pointers for crafting this big, age-worthy style.
Written by Gordon Strong
Issue: December 2021
Czech and German Pilsners get most of the attention, but another style of Pilsner — the Italian Pils — was developed in Milan 25 years ago and has become more and more popular worldwide due to its increased hop bouquet. Learn the history and brewing techniques for this wonderful summer style.
Rauchbier is the most famous beer brewed with smoked malt. Scott Burgess fell in love with the style while living for a decade in the rauchbier epicenter of the world — Bamberg, Germany. He explores the differences between some of the best examples and shares how homebrewers can brew their own rauchbier.