A classic rauchbier can be an acquired taste. Those that appreciate the style know the depth of character found in them. Learn the history and the nuances to brew one yourself.
Written by Gordon Strong
Issue: September 2019
Created within the walls of the Westmalle monastery in the 1930s, the Belgian tripel is now one of the most iconic beer styles in a country replete with them. Go in depth with Gordon Strong to learn about it.
While the combination of wine grapes and beer dates back millennia, up until the last decade or so the modern craft beer movement has largely overlooked it. Get the scoop on grape ales and how Italian brewers helped pioneer the style.