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Old 10-21-2009, 01:29 PM   #1
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Default so what beer rags do you read?

I've read byo, zymergy, beer advo, taps. What other beer mags are out there? What do you guys commonly read? What's your fav?
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:38 PM   #2
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I don't think any of them are all that great in the long run. I mean, how much is there to say, really. I get Zymurgy and occasionally pick up BYO, but after awhile the articles all seem to be the same. How many times can you read about dry-hopping techniques? For non-brewing magazines I'll occasionally pick up Draft if it looks like it might have some interesting associated non-beer content. There's one on my desk right now from summer that I picked up because it also had some articles and recipes about Texas BBQ. You might check that one out. I believe it's a bi-monthly.
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Old 10-21-2009, 01:57 PM   #3
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I knew there was one I was missing! I've picked up draft before. Usually I just pick up the one that have the best beers of the year or the ones that have some thing about special beer or big beers
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There's also a magazine called Beer. It only has a little about homebrewing, and some other articles that are beer related, and then others that are not (How to get better at Pinball?). My wife bought it for me, but it's not bad.
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That's the beer advo that I was talking about, I've read that one a few times.
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I've been a member of the BeerAdvocate website for years since my hobby was beer drinking long before it was beer brewing. A great wealth of information is on that site with reviews and style information. I also always consult BA's "BeerFly" section before traveling so I know where I can pickup some great beer locally.

I subscribed to their mag when it came out and when it comes to all things beer, I don't think it can be beat. There's usually at least one homebrewing article, but it's mainly news about craft beers, breweries and beer-friendly travel destinations. Oh, and there's usually a recipe for something delicious cooked with beer.
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Old 10-21-2009, 03:16 PM   #7
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I somehow got a free subscription to Draft a while back (think it's expired, haven't seen a new one in a while). It's kinda pretty to look at, but I wouldn't buy it; not a lot of very good information. Talking about the hop shortage as a "news" item nine or ten months after it started.
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All About Beer is an excellent magazine that doesn't get much play around here, for some reason. It has some of the best writing and diverse topics you can find between two covers.


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Aside from some others already mentioned:

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I get BYO and Beer Advocate and I'm always grabbing copies of the Ale Street News and Yankee Brew News at my LHBS and local bars.
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