The last decade has brought a resurgence of craft breweries across the country. The coolest not only make outstanding beer, but also are designed with a sense of place in mind, offering activities, brewery
[Photograph: Sarah Postma] Growing hops at home is a great way to get a better understanding of your homebrewing ingredients, and it's always fun to get more hands-on when you're making your own beer.
[Photograph: Sarah Postma] Crystal malts are a staple in almost every beer recipe. Light crystal malt, like C-20, is used in pale ales, the darker C-120 can be used in stouts, and every recipe in between
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