​​Technical Quarterly Author Guidelines

​​Dedicated to the Technology of Brewing


Stand Out by Publishing in the TQ

Publishing with the Master Brewers Technical Quarterly (TQ) will help you gain the attention of the brewing community and also provide a way to give back to it. Raise your profile and that of your organization by writing on a topic you know well. The TQ editorial board aims to make contributing easy. Contact the editor-in-chief with your article idea today, and work with Master Brewers staff to develop that idea into a published article.

There are no publication fees, and each TQ author receives a free PDF of the published article to post on his or her personal or company website.


Master Brewers is dedicated to the concept of United We Brew™. Our vision is to be the globally recognized knowledge authority in brewing science, technology, and operations. The TQ leverages the collective resources of the brewing community to foster continuous improvement in our members’ processes and products. The TQ shares the information and innovations that improve our brewing and our beers. TQ articles tend to be short and highly focused.


The TQ is dedicated to understanding, improving, and communicating the technology of brewing. Any topic of interest to the brewing community can appear in the TQ.

How Does My Work Fit In?

So much of our knowledge in the brewing industry comes from talking with each other. Taking the next step to transform a discussion into a TQ article helps the industry move forward, because then our knowledge becomes searchable and referenceable. By contributing an article, you will be performing a service for the entire brewing community. If you are knowledgeable about brewing—even if you are an inexperienced author—we want to hear from you.

Intended Readership

Who reads TQ? Professionals in brewing, malting, and associated industries; personnel in production, engineering, quality control, research, packaging and material handling, maintenance, and administration; brew masters, brewing students, apprentices, and suppliers; and more.

Manuscript Types

Please review the following suggested article types to get your ideas flowing. Feel free to suggest a different format.


Briefs are short reports on trending topic areas. They report findings and recommendations relevant to the brewing industry. The significance and application within a brewing operation should be clearly stated.

Presentation-Derived Articles

You put a lot of effort into your recent meeting presentation, and we thank you for that. We can help you turn your presentation into an article to benefit a wider audience.

Supplier Perspective

Suppliers provide great insights into the equipment and resources used in brewing. These articles highlight emerging technologies.


Who would you like to hear from? Suggest an interviewee.


Consider a problem of general interest, such as a recent development in technology, legislation, or public policy, and the resulting impact on brewing industry operations.

Original Research

Peer review is available for these formal, academic papers. Review and publication are prompt, and these articles are specifically identified as peer-reviewed on the first page. See detailed guidelines

Review Articles

Review articles analyze and summarize important topics and are understandable to nonspecialists. A review article provides a one-stop repository of technology-based findings and includes thorough references.


Mini-reviews are short papers that highlight recent and significant developments in important topic areas; they do not provide comprehensive or exhaustive coverage. A mini-review is presented in the context of a previously published article, and it focuses on the current situation.

Best Practice Techniques

This type of article provides a solution to a specific problem in a brewing operation, including the costs and benefits. Any aspect of day-to-day brewing operations is fair grist for the mill.

Case Studies

A case study is a real-world examination of a specific situation or event suitable for helping the brewing community.

Letters to the Editor

Letters can correct errors, provide supporting or differing points of view, or clarify or supplement material previously published in TQ.

Papers Published Elsewhere

TQ accepts content from previously published sources outside Master Brewers (with all necessary permissions).

Author Instructions

TQ articles are relevant to the brewing, malting, and associated industries and usually have a technological focus. TQ authors know the industry well, and TQ welcomes both experienced and emerging authors. Simply contact Editor-in-Chief John Palmer with your article idea to begin the process.

TQ also has detailed guidelines for submission of research articles, which require peer review. These articles are a key component of the journal. TQ offers quick review and publication, and these articles are specifically identified as peer-reviewed.

Submit a Manuscript

Simply email your idea or manuscript to Editor-in-Chief John Palmer​.

​Editorial and Pub​lications Comm​ittee​

Editorial and Business Staff

Publisher: Amy Hope
Director of Publications: Greg Grahek 
Technical Editor: Jordana Anker
Institutional Subscriptions: Dawn Wuest​
Member Subscriptions: Cheryl Kruchten
Advertising Sales: Brianna Plank​