John Holl

John Holl is the editor of All About Beer Magazine and author of the American Craft Beer Cookbook. Follow him on Twitter @John_Holl.

John's Articles


Good Beer Gas II: Nitro Beer Thrives

While America’s craft brewers continue to focus on the ever-popular India pale ale, increasingly dabble in sour styles, and churn out an endless release of lagers and ales with exciting and exotic ingredients, there remains strong consumer demand for roasty and balanced beers. Brewers have taken notice and are releasing porters and stouts, often offering them nitrogenated. more»

8 Craft Beer Cookbooks for the Holidays

There are a number of books on the shelves these days that talk about cooking with beer, pairing beer and food and experiencing flavors on an individual level. Here are some suggestions to bulk up your home library that will fill your head with knowledge, your home with flavorful aromas and your stomach with satisfying meals. more»

Bringing Craft Beer to Antarctica

Antarctica is the highest, driest, windiest, emptiest and coldest place on earth—and naturally there are no breweries within its borders—so beer must travel to Antarctica. As Retail Manager for the U.S. Antarctic Program, Jason Kirk has the task of supplying beer to the more than 150 crew members stationed in Antarctica. more»

Good Beer Gas: Nitro Beers Explained

There is something poetic, almost romantic, about a freshly-poured pint of stout from a nitro tap. The cascading effect is mesmerizing; the waterfall of tiny bubbles slowly yielding to a dark brew with a fluffy, white head thick enough to float a bottle cap. But what's exactly happening in your glass? more»

Session Beer: How Low Can You Go?

After years of craft breweries reaching into the stratosphere of alcohol by volume (ABV) there is a renewed effort to go the other way, and offer lower alcohol beers that don’t sacrifice on flavor—also known as session beers. more»

Craft Beer’s Super Bowl

To celebrate the big game, John Holl, author of Indiana Breweries, recommends cheering on your team by enjoying craft beers from the hometowns of the New York Giants and the New England Patriots. more»

Craft Brewery Ghost Tour

From Waterbury, Vermont to Terre Haute, Indiana, America’s craft breweries are filled with tales of things that go bump in the mash, friendly specters living in the cellar or ghouls gumming up bottling lines. more»