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Here’s a roundup of some of the press on Bootleg Biology:

BrilliantStream: Southern Lager in Good Hands – May 30, 2024 – Charles Bockway

Craft Brewing Business: Southern Lagers step into the spotlight at 2nd annual Invitational hosted by Riverbend, Bootleg Biology – May 15, 2024

Pioneer Stories: Bootleg Biology and Tennfold Brewing – Farm to Tap (Video)

RFD-TV Market Day Report Interview w/ Suzanne Alexander – August 22, 2023 – RFD-TV (Video)

Craft Beer & Brewing: Brewing Industry Guide – “Under the Microscope: 9 Fermentation Myths, Debunked” – August 14, 2023 – Don Tse

Bootleg Biology Q&A w/ Jeff Mello (Chief Yeast Wrangler) – July 25, 2023 – Northern Brewer (Video)

Bootleg Biology : le nouveau souffle de la levure liquide (FR) – June 22, 2023 – Rolling Beers

Drink Beer, Think Beer Podcast (All About Beer) – “EP, 181 – The Octatonic Collaboration” – April 26, 2023 – John Holl

Craft Beer & Brewing: Brewing Industry Guide – “Lager Yeast: New Developments, New Opportunities” – February 27, 2023 – Don Tse

ProBrewer – “What’s New for Yeast in 2023” – January 17, 2023 – John Holl

BJCP Newsletter – “Navigating the Wild: Judging American Wild and European Sour Ales” – December 12, 2022

Craft Beer & Brewing – “Editors’ Picks: Pedigreed Cultures & New Serving Tools” – November 7, 2022 – Jamie Bogner

ProBrewer – “Brewing a Truly Local Beer — Wrangling Local Yeast” – October 20, 2022 – John Holl

Craft Beer & Brewing: Brewing Industry Guide – “Under the Microscope: Six Tips to Improve Your Fermentations” – October 10, 2022 – Don Tse

Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education – “Bootleg Biology: a Semester-Long CURE Using Wild Yeast to Brew Beer” – October 6, 2022 – Brian DeHaven, Brian Sato, Jeff Mello, Thomas Hill, Jennah Syed, Rayna Patel

Craft Beer & Brewing: Brewing Industry Guide – “Under the Microscope: Brewing a Sense of Place with Wild Yeast” – June 27, 2022 – Don Tse

Craft Beer & Brewing: Brewing Industry Guide – “Under the Microscope: Better Beer with House Yeast?” – May 30 , 2022 – Don Tse

SevenFiftyDaily – “The Secret to Brewing Lagers Without the Wait” – April 18, 2022 –

Atlas Obscura: Gastro Obscura – “Inside the Beer Lab That’s Wrangling Wild Yeasts” – April 14, 2022 – Maggie Gigandet

Craft Beer & Brewing: Brewing Industry Guide – “The Tropical Trend: Getting More Tiki from Mixed Fermentations” – April 11, 2022 – Don Tse

Craft Beer & Brewing: Brewing Industry Guide – “Under the Microscope: Clean Brewing with Kveik” – Jan 31, 2022 – Don Tse

Brew Your Own Magazine – “Yeast Wrangling” – September 2021 – Jeff Mello

Graining In Podcast – “#108: Jeff Mello | Bootleg Biology” – July 11, 2021 – Noah Bissell & Matt Robinson

In Search of Mycotopia (book) – March 10, 2021 – Doug Bierend

BYO Nano Brew Podcast – “Episode 13 – Brewing Resolutions for a New Year” – January 16, 2021 – John Holl

WineEnthusiast – “For Breweries, House Cultures Are Invisible But Important” – October 22, 2020 – John Holl

The New York Times – “Craft Beer Fans Know Hops. But What About Yeast?” – March 20, 2020 – Joshua M. Bernstein

The New Food Economy – “Notes of ‘horse blanket’ and ‘burnt Band-Aid’: How wild yeasts are bringing offbeat terroir to craft beer” – July 24, 2019 – Doug Bierend

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine – “Wild-Fruit Beers” – October/November 2018 – John Holl

Drink Beer, Think Beer: Getting to the Bottom of Every Pint (book) – September 4, 2018 – John Holl

Zymurgy – “The Place of Brewing: Going Wild with the Great Brettanomyces Megablend” – Vol 41, No. 4: July/August 2018 – Emma Inch

Homebrew World (book) – April 17, 2018 – Joshua M. Bernstein

The Growler Magazine – “Bug Hunters: Bootleg Biology is collecting and cataloging the world’s wild yeast” – June 26, 2017 – Louis Garcia

Orange County Register – “The most hyper-local beer in the world uses yeast from your backyard” – May 24, 2017 – Lauren Williams

Longmont Times-Call – “Pondering the Pint: Local yeast wrangling” – May 17, 2017 – Cyril Vidergar

All About Beer Magazine – “The Future of Beer Ingredients: Yeast” – March 2017 – Stan Heironymus

Brewing Local (book) – October 7, 2016 – Stan Heironymus

Craft Beer & Brewing – “Naturally A Bit Wild” – September 23, 2016

Craft Commander – “Jeff Mello – Bootleg Biology” – August 22, 2016

Nashville Scene – “With Yeast Expertise, Bootleg Biology Helps Advance the Local Beer Scene” – March 29, 2016 – Chris Chamberlain

Tennessee Craft Beer Magazine – “Ferment Local” – Issue #16, Winter 2016 – Kendall Joseph

Fermentation Nation – “Episode #20 Bootleg Biology and Brew Bracket” – August 17, 2015

Mid-Atlantic Brewing News – “Stalking The Wild Yeast” – February/March 2015 – Elizabeth Hartman

CRAFT by Under My Host® – “Yeast: A story of Alcohol, Flavor, and a Triceratops Riding a Lawnmower” – No. 3: Preservation & Hibernation – Colin Joliat

DRAFT Magazine – “Counter culture: The weird science of Jeff Mello” – November/December 2014 – Joshua M. Bernstein

Daily News Journal – “Brewer looks to T. rex fossil for wild yeast” – August 15, 2014 – Michelle Willard

Fuhmentaboudit – “Episode 82 – The Yeast Wrangler” – July 21, 2014 – Mary Izett & Chris Cuzme

Epicurious – “Bootleg Biology’s “Chief Yeast Wrangler” Talks Delicious Science” – July 21, 2014 – Joanne Camas

American Sour Beers (book) – July 7, 2014 – Michael Tonsmeire

Craft Beer & Brewing – “Yeast Wrangling for Homebrewers” – May 8, 2014 – Heather Vandenengel

No Call No Show Podcast – “AHA Rally 2013″ – Episode 97

Mid-Atlantic Brewing News – “DIY” – October/November 2013 – Greg Kitsock

WTOP – “The State of Beer: Homebrewing and craft beer through a local lens” – September 24, 2013 – Rob Fink

BeerAdvocate – “Yeast Ranching: Wrangling Wild Yeast and Other Microorganisms, Off The Grid” – August 2013 – Aleszu Bajak

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