Our Editorial Process

There’s no one-size-fits-all model for brewing the perfect batch. Let us guide you on a journey of discovery to find the techniques and recipes that work best for you, wherever you are on your brewing adventure.

The small, everyday choices you make about your ingredients, brewing methods, and equipment have the power to transform your brewing experience. We understand you’re an individual with specific tastes and we’re here to support you with trusted information and tools to help you brew your best.

Online searches for brewing techniques or beer styles can be overwhelming and result in a maze of conflicting advice and outdated methods. You need easy-to-understand and credible advice that cuts through the clutter—advice that’s written by experts who know what they’re talking about and who genuinely care.

Every year, we help hundreds of thousands of people who come to Homebrew Academy seeking answers to their brewing questions.

It’s our duty and responsibility to make sure you’re getting science-backed facts with clear, actionable steps suited to your needs. We work hard to break down complex brewing terms, reflect the latest research, and present the most accurate information in a way that motivates you to take an active role in your brewing adventure. We’re here to cheer you on, not scare you off.

Our mission is simple—empower you to reach your brewing goals.

Subject-Matter Expert Writers

Our writers are notable voices in their respective disciplines, from seasoned homebrewers to certified cicerones to professional brewers. These leading experts are specifically selected for their extensive knowledge and real-world experience, as well as their ability to communicate complex information in a clear, helpful, and unbiased way.

Diverse Voices

We have a renewed commitment to help all people navigate their brewing journey—regardless of race, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, culture, geography, body type, ability, or experience.

We are invested in working with a diverse range of expert sources, illustrators, photographers, and more to create, edit, and enhance our content—not just on isolated topics of brewing, but across our brands’ coverage.

Editorial Team

Our highly-skilled editorial team manages all of the content you read. Each individual article has several people behind it working to make sure it’s responsible, accurate, understandable, helpful, trustworthy, comprehensive, up-to-date, and inclusive.

Review Board

The Homebrew Academy Review Board, comprised of seasoned homebrewers, certified cicerones, and brewing industry professionals, vets content containing statements of brewing fact or claims. They work tirelessly to provide the necessary critique that guarantees our information is accurate and current.

Content is assessed by a reviewer whose specific area of expertise aligns with the content topic. A reviewer will confirm that a piece of content—whether article, video, tool, or other resource—is thorough and contains facts and guidelines that reflect the latest in evidence-based research and brewing information.

References, Sources, and Citations

Our team of qualified and experienced fact checkers provides a critical step in our commitment to content integrity. Fact checkers rigorously review brewing statements, claims, and recommendations for accuracy and timeliness.

We rely only on the most current and reputable primary references, including peer-reviewed brewing journals, brewing industry organizations, and reputable brewing education institutions. Sources are listed both inline and at the bottom of every article.

We continuously fact-check brewing statements, claims, and suggestions with the most current primary references, including peer-reviewed brewing journals, brewing industry organizations, and reputable brewing education institutions.


Now, more than ever, people are going online for their brewing news. It is our responsibility to ensure that every piece of news published on Homebrew Academy is held to the highest standards of clarity, accuracy, thoughtfulness, and trustworthy reporting.

We rely on primary sources, input from credentialed brewing experts, and a team of conscientious news writers and thorough fact checkers to provide you with the latest and most important updates in the world of brewing.

From groundbreaking research to the latest guidelines, Homebrew Academy goes beyond breaking news—we provide the context and insights needed to keep you and your brewing community informed.

Up-to-Date Information

Times change and so does brewing knowledge. With help from our subject-matter experts and Review Board, our editorial team routinely evaluates our existing content every few months to ensure all information is updated and reflective of the most current research, guidelines, and brewing standards.

If needed, content is re-worked, re-edited, and re-certified by our Review Board. If you happen to come across any inconsistencies or outdated facts, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

The Homebrew Academy Voice

We pride ourselves on being part of the revolution that is redefining what “being a brewer” really means, and we make sure to infuse that into all of our content. The information, advice, and very words that we use are all rooted in one goal: to help you learn how to brew better, enjoy the process, and become a part of a community that celebrates the art and science of brewing.

And we do that by offering a space that cuts through all the complications, confusion, and unrealistic expectations that are perpetuated by today’s media.

It is vital to us that you feel supported along your brewing journey, and we take that responsibility very seriously. Learn more about us and our authors, youtube partners, and course instructors on our about page.