Sierra Nevada asked the brewing community for help, and more than 1,000 breweries stood up. A special IPA is coming to taps near you soon to help victims of the California wild fires, and you can brew the recipe at home.
The beer you get from this recipe will seem like a lighter, brighter pale ale with a flavor that is probably pretty clean and fruity. Over time it might develop those barnyard “Brett” flavors, but they should complement the peach/pineapple flavors nicely.
Since any general “top breweries” list will inevitably be dominated by breweries who make IPAs, we asked our readers about their favorite beers and brewers in these eight specific styles.
This recipe uses wheat, flaked rice, and flaked oats. All hops are added after the boil for awesome aroma without the bitterness. He uses Galaxy, Citra, Hallertau Blanc, and Azacca for white-wine notes, gooseberry, tangerine, and guava.
We asked Monkish Brewing Cofounder Henry Nguyen for some advice when it comes to brewing quality, flavorful, and inventive IPAs. Here are five things he thinks you should know when it comes to brewing IPA.
If you brew with oats because you’ve accepted this as common knowledge but have never actually experimented with it yourself, then this recipe will be especially edifying.
Smart and effective hops pairing is a front-end, preproduction skill that every brewer should work to develop because pairing, blending, and mixing hops increases the odds of getting what you want out of your recipes and beers.
Certain hops play leading roles, but the supporting actors are just as important and often overlooked. Sean Buchan of Cerebral Brewing shares some of his favorites.
This New England–style IPA from Civil Society Brewing Co. got its start as a homebrew recipe by Cofounder Karl Volstad and has become the flagship IPA for the South Florida brewery.