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Boulevard's Brewmaster Steven Pauwels on the Future of Craft Beer

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We asked Steven Pauwels about how he got his start, how things have changed since Boulevard's acquisition by Duvel Moortgat, and where he thinks the beer industry is going next. More

New Belgium's Wood Cellar Manager Lauren Salazar on Blending Sour Beer

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Lauren Salazar, New Belgium Brewing Company's wood cellar manager, just moved to Colorado to ski. Now she's a beer expert managing the barrels full of New Belgium's coveted sour beers. We asked her a bit about the beer-blending process and what she's learned along the way. More

How Founders Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki Got Into Beer and Why KBS is So Popular

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We chat with Founders Brewing Co.'s brewmaster about his start in beer, what's coming next in the craft beer scene, and why the Kentucky Breakfast Stout really has such a huge following. More

What Are You Drinking, Brian Strumke?

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We love Brian Strumke's effervescent and herbal Stillwater Stateside Saison. Having recently heard the news about upcoming canned beers as well as the latest in his music-inspired beer series (a black saison inspired by Small Black's "Breathless"), we checked in with Brian about how he got into beer, his brewing idols, and what's coming up next for Stillwater Artisanal Ales. More

What Are You Drinking, Cam O'Connor?

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We chat with Cam O'Connor, the brewmaster at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. More

A Pint With: Jesse Friedman and Damian Fagan, Almanac Beer Company, San Francisco

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In today's edition of our brewer interview series, we're talking to Jesse Friedman and Damian Fagan, the founders of San Francisco-based Almanac Brewing Company. We asked them about their early brew experiences, pairing their beers with food, and what we can expect from their next batches. More

Chatting Cider with Angry Orchard's David Sipes

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You might have seen this new brand of hard cider on your local store shelves recently, and not realized that Angry Orchard Hard Cider comes from the folks behind the Boston Beer Co., which makes Samuel Adams beers. We recently chatted with Angry Orchard cider maker David Sipes. More

A Pint With: Clay Robinson, Brewer and Co-Owner, Sun King Brewing Co.

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In today's edition of our brewer interview series, we're chatting with Clay Robinson, one of the brewers and co-owners at Indianapolis' Sun King Brewing Co. Clay and brewer/owner Dave Colt opened Sun King in downtown Indy in July 2009. Last year Sun King made serious waves at GABF when they walked away with eight medals, four of which were gold. More

A Pint With: Jeremy Danner, Brewer at Boulevard Brewing Co.

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In today's edition of our brewer interview series, we're chatting with Jeremy Danner, one of the brewers at Boulevard Brewing Co. in Kansas City, MO. They've got some new collaborations and special beers up their sleeve...Take it away, Jeremy. More

A Pint With: Wayne Wambles, Cigar City Brewing Head Brewer

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In today's edition of our brewer interview series, we're checking in with Wayne Wambles of Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Florida. He has some exciting new beers and collaborations in the works, so let's join him for a pint. More

A Pint With: Justin McCarthy, Magic Hat Brewing Company

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"I never had any aspiration to be a brewer or even work with beer. I started at Magic Hat at the ripe old age of 19. I was simply looking for employment—I had just moved to Burlington and was actively seeking a paycheck." More

A Chat With Tomme Arthur About Lost Abbey's Ultimate Box Set

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Each month this year, The Lost Abbey is releasing a new beer that calls back on the imagery of heaven and hell in classic rock anthems. The only catch: if you want to try the beers, you have to go to the brewery. Every bottle sold is opened and poured for you in the tasting room. Tomme Arthur, co-founder and director of brewery operations at Lost Abbey & Port Brewing, took time earlier this month to give us the back story on their Ultimate Box Set. More

A Pint With: Jason McAdam of Burnside Brewing Company, Portland, OR

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You may have heard of oyster stout, but do you know anyone brewing other beers with the liquor from oysters? Jason McAdam of Burnside Brewing Company recently released an oyster-enhanced strong ale. We caught up with him to get the whole story on his Neptune's Wrath and the brewery in general. More

A Pint With: Garrett Marrero, Maui Brewing Co.

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Garrett Marrero has a good thing going at Maui Brewing Co. We're wild about Maui's Big Swell IPA and the deliciously dessert-appropriate Coconut Porter. Today, we welcome Garrett for a chat about brewing beer in paradise. More

A Pint With: Flying Dog Brewmaster Matt Brophy

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I was first introduced to Flying Dog Brewery when they rolled out Gonzo Imperial Porter, their tribute to the late Dr. Hunter S. Thompson. The attitude and their beer—especially their Raging Bitch Belgian IPA, and Dog Schwarz, their Schwarzbier/Rauchbier hybrid—has kept me a fan ever since. I'm excited to have Brewmaster Matt Brophy take some time to tell us about what Flying Dog has been working on lately, the brewery's history with the Good Doctor and artist Ralph Steadman, and their recent fight for freedom of expression. More

A Pint With: Mark Carpenter, Brewmaster of Anchor Brewing

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San Francisco's Anchor Brewing was one of the pioneers of the modern microbrewery movement. We're thrilled to welcome Anchor's longtime brewmaster, Mark Carpenter, to Serious Eats for a chat about Anchor's history and future, the challenges of being a brewmaster, and the super-secret Christmas Ale recipe. More

A Pint With: Firestone Walker Brewmaster Matthew Brynildson

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We've been fans of Firestone Walker beers for a long time now, from their easy-drinking Double Barrel Ale to the lush, chocolaty Parabola. So we're thrilled to welcome Firestone Walker's Brewmaster, Matthew Brynildson, to join us for a pint and some conversation. More

A Pint With: Samuel Adams' Jim Koch

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Serious Eats sat down with Samuel Adams' founder and brewer Jim Koch to talkabout their new collaboration beer, their place in the craft brewing scene, and much more. More

A Pint With: Dave Yarrington, Smuttynose Brewing

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For many of us on the East Coast, Smuttynose beer is a standby. Dave Yarrington and his crew make dependably delicious beers in a number of different styles. I'm thrilled to welcome Dave to Serious Eats—he's got some wise things to say about craft beer and some exciting news about some possible new large-format beer releases! More

A Pint With: Todd Haug, Surly Brewing Co.

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I've been a fan of Surly Brewing Co. ever since my friend Lee of Hoptopia gave me one of his precious cans of Furious, an intensely brisk IPA with some rich Scottish malt thrown into the mix. (Thanks, Lee.) Who's behind this awesome Minnesota beer? A rock star. Literally. More

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