The Most Read Stories of 2022

Here were the most read stories on according to metrics compiled by the Brewer Magazine staff.

Who to Have in the Room to Help in Creative Plans

From marketing plans and creative displays to names and label designs, coming up with a slew of “killer” ideas can be burdensome to one person. That’s why utilizing many people in the brewery can be a key to your success. WeldWerks has a program where anyone can submit an idea for a beer, explained Skip Schwartz, head brewer for the Colorado company.

Seeing an Opportunity for Change, Mad River Reached Out to the San Francisco Giants

It started with an email. It led to a first pitch on Opening Day. Since taking over Mad River Brewing in late 2019, the Yurok Tribe in Northern California has been looking for ways to expand its reach to new consumers and tell the tribe’s story as one of the few Native American-owned breweries in the country.

The Graduation of Stable Craft’s Mossy Creek

​Although always a favorite among staff and consumers, Stable Craft still only produced its award-winning Stouts during the colder, and Mossy Creek Chocolate Stout was no exception until now. Starting this year, Eric Ahlberg, the brewery’s head brewer — formerly with Blue Point Brewing — has deemed that Mossy Creek will reside year-round as one of Stable Craft’s core beers.

The Reason Twin Oast Expanded its Portfolio with Latest Offering

Debuting this morning to Northwest Ohio consumers, Twin Oast Brewing took a feet-first approach in the Thiolized IPA game with its first Hazy Double IPA, Humble Giant. Twin Oast founder Cory Smith shared with Brewer a preview of the beer this week before it was released to consumers. Located in Port Clinton, Ohio — near the famous amusement park, Cedar Point — the brewery/brewpub is very much what Smith calls a “summer seasonal” type of place that banks on tourists during the summer to help with sales while locals make up the majority of sales as the months’ temps cool.

The 4 Rules Ringler Follows to Drive Cedar Springs & Küsterer Brauhaus Forward

In this Brewer Mag Q&A, David Ringler of Cedar Springs/Küsterer Brauhaus shared: “I started homebrewing in 1987 and started brewing professionally in Germany in 1994, where I worked under a female Braumeisterin (which was unusual at the time), Angel Würges. I was genuinely touched by the brotherhood of the community. I could visit other breweries, as a foreign-born kid, and introduce myself and who I worked for, and I would be welcomed as a colleague. I find the same sense of community here in West Michigan, which was completely different from my time away from the industry in the financial world for 15 years. My goal was to get back into this industry and I’m so thankful that it’s worked out​.​”

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