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The Beer Issue 

The evolution of beer, from cave to craft

Dave Berry, that eternal fountain of wit, once quipped, "Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza."

We agree!

For our first Beer Issue, we have pulled apart beer by its four main ingredients—water, hops, malt and yeast—and then lent a particular eye (taste bud?) toward how each of these fundamentals are evolving, and how the industry is changing. Roger Worthington gives us an education about harvesting hops (pg. 12), and Larry Sidor from Crux Fermentation Project explains how they factor malts into their bold tastes (pg. 14), and GoodLife predicts that cans are the vessel of choice for the fully evolved beer drinker (pg. 19).

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More in The Beer Issue

  • A Brewing Timeline

    A Brewing Timeline

    How beer became Bend's beverage of choice
    • Mar 13, 2014
  • Hops University

    Hops University

    Worthy Brewing is changing what you drink one experiment at a time
    • Mar 13, 2014
  • Malt Ball

    Malt Ball

    Malted grain is the backbone of beer, particularly at Crux
    • Mar 13, 2014
  • It's the Water

    It's the Water

    Deschutes was the first to take advantage of Bend's prized commodity
    • Mar 13, 2014
  • The Yeast Beast

    The Yeast Beast

    The Ale Apothecary finds open fermentation is a wild (and delicious) animal
    • Mar 13, 2014
  • Can Cans Taste As Good?

    Can Cans Taste As Good?

    Microbreweries evolve towards beer in a can
    • Mar 13, 2014
  • Hops Swapping

    Hops Swapping

    Craft brew collaborations keep beer culture buzzing
    • Mar 13, 2014
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