Authors: Steve Koonce
The Old Back and Forth with Clay Turnbow, Head Brewer...
Steve Koonce interviews Kiitos Brewing’s Head Brewer Clay Turnbow about 2023 beer trends, experimental hops and more. … read more
Which Baptist is the Biggest and the Baddest?
Steve Koonce has tried all six of Epic Brewing’s new Big Bad Baptist variants and chosen three—the biggest and baddest of the bunch. … read more
Beehive Boilermakers and Bombs
Make some new friends this November with these carefully curated bombs that we’ll call the Beehive Boilermakers & Bombs, all featuring local spirits and beers. … read more
Milkshakes and Pastries … Wait, Is This A Beer Column?
Steve Koonce examines his favorite beers that taste like other things: chocolate cake, milkshakes—you name it, there’s an “uncanny valley” brew for it. … read more
Simmering Down with Local Double IPAs
Be twice as fun and twice as interesting by bringing a mixed sixer of DIPA to your next summer BBQ or picnic with this list of standout local Double IPAs. … read more
2022 Brew Olympics
Beer Writer Steve Koonce offers up a third Olympiad in the last two years with SLUG’s 2022 Brew Olympics. An added bonus: Everyone wins a gold. … read more
Kevin Templin: The Lupulin Lord of Utah
Our research shows that the top two best-selling small package beers—both double IPAs—came from the mind of Kevin Templin. … read more
Après-Ski Power Rankings
You pay a king’s ransom for a lift ticket, fight traffic up a mountain, nearly kill yourself for parking and for what? Après ski—that’s what! … read more
Give a Hoot, Buy Local
Fresh beer is better beer. Help out your local breweries this month by visiting one per week and taking some beer to go! … read more
Squash Your Fears of Pumpkin Beers
Bewilder Brewing, Shades Brewing, Epic Brewing Company—these local breweries’ pumpkin beers will elevate your opinion on squash and hops. … read more