Brewer's Ed

A First Edition

In honor of the Craft Brewers Conference this month, we published a first edition of Top Crop in print. There are a few great ways to peruse its packed pages even if you didn't pick up a hard copy.

Written by Top Crop

May 17, 2023

The Full Spread

Download the beautifully styled collection whole.

Digital Guide

Continue on for a digital guide.


What's up with Thiols?

What are they and where do they come from? Whether it’s where to start or how to fine-tune, here’s more of the science and sensory.


Diacetyl Control

What is diacetyl, how does it play into hop creep and what are some of the ways brewers can mitigate its effects?

An advantage of ALDC-capable yeast is eliminating diacetyl before it starts without having to add a separate enzyme. Taking diacetyl off the table can help with some of the effects of hop creep.


Crazy for Hazy

The kind of stable haze we’re talking about does not come from yeast in suspension, but yeast may have a lot more to do with it than you realize. Build on knowledge of haze and its sources.


The Breakroom

Bianca Yeast Love

Entitled Yeast <3’ by Bianca Alley

Yeast as Art

Plate media is a canvas for Omega Yeast’s Bianca Alley. She uses carefully planned yeast colony growth to draw precise pictures.

Wort Play

Pass the time with a brewing-centric crossword.

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