John Holl, All About Beer Mag

John Holl

All About Beer Mag

Jersey City, NJ, United States

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Past articles by John:

Fermentation Anywhere: Brewers Experiment with Portable Coolships

These brewers are taking their coolships on the road. → Read More

In the Kitchen: Chicken and Waffles

Pair this Northern spin on chicken and waffles with beers brewed with oranges. → Read More

Hop Farming

The annual hop harvest draws the most attention, but the real work happens in the offseason. → Read More

Draft Picks: One more for the road

Follow your passion. Mine is words and beer. → Read More

Self-Driven Beer Trucks

Long the stuff of dreams, self-driving vehicles could soon become a reality in the beer industry. → Read More

Testing the Pico: An Automated Homebrew System

Our editor tests the Pico, an automated homebrew system from PicoBrew. → Read More

Draft Picks: Cape May Brewing Co. makes an all-Jersey Beer

Last week the Cape May Brewing Company brewed an India pale ale using only New Jersey native ingredients. → Read More

Draft Picks: The importance of water and beer

Since the beginning of this month, Flying Fish Brewing Co. in Somerdale and the Nature Conservancy in Chester have been celebrating “OktoberForest” a campaign focusing on water and forests. → Read More

Draft Picks: Brewery bill stalled by committee

A bill that is designed to help the growing number of breweries in the state sell their beer directly to consumers at farmers markets was stalled last month as the members of the state Senate Economic Growth Committee could not reach a quorum. Senate Bill 1334 was scheduled for a committee vote on Sept. 29 and several New Jersey Brewers traveled to Trenton to see democracy in action, only to… → Read More

Draft Picks: Beer in the Dakotas

If you find yourself in the Dakotas here’s two breweries to check out and a winning flight to try. → Read More

Draft Picks: A recipe for your home Oktoberfest

Here’s a recipe that will help you get into the celebrating spirit. → Read More

Draft Picks: News from the beer world

The week after a holiday weekend can be a tough one, so here’s just a bit of news and a new review from the beer world. Beer to honor fallen soldiers Last week the Dog Tag Brewing Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charity announced a partnership with Pabst Brewing Co. to nationally release Legacy Lager, a beer that, according to the company “donates 100% of its after-tax profits to the Dog Tag Brewing… → Read More

Draft Picks: Taste testing beers

Picking a bottle from the shelf or from a tap without knowing what mind of experience you’ll receive can be a daunting task. → Read More

Draft Picks: A Jersey Beer collaboration

Here's a bit of beer news happening around the state and around the country. A collaboration One of New Jersey's smaller breweries recently teamed up with one of the country's largest to create a collaboration beer that will be available later this fall. As part of the "experienceship" that Hillsborough's Flounder Brewing Company won through Sam Adams' Brewing Up The American Dream Program last… → Read More

Draft Picks: Use your senses to experience beer

Here’s some tips and insight on how to properly experience your next pint. → Read More

Draft Picks: Use your senses to drink

When drinking beer there’s several things to take into account and in an effort to make us all appreciate beer just a bit more, here’s some tips and insight on how to properly experience your next pint. Appearance The very appearance of a beer can transport you to a new place in the minds eye. Bright, bubbly beers might evoke memories of a beach or a party. Dark, deep beers can be brooding, or… → Read More

Draft Picks: Back to beer tasting

Mid-summer seems like a good time for a beer refresher course. What’s the main difference between a wine tasting and a beer tasting? Dump buckets. We don’t need those to taste beer, because tasting beer also, thankfully, involves drinking the beer. With wine, you’re swirling, sniffing, lip smacking, swishing and then… spitting? Where’s the fun in that? We’re here to drink beer because that’s the… → Read More

Draft Picks: Beer in the English countryside

“We’re commercially viable yet flexible and fun,” he said. → Read More

Draft Picks: Beer books, review and news

Check out some new books for summer reading. → Read More

Draft Picks: Two breweries, two different experiences

Our columnist has some advice after going to two Vermont destinations: Slow down and enjoy the pint → Read More