Podcast Episode 268: Garrett Ward of Sideward Layers Hops of Every Form in American and Hazy IPAs

Cryo, Incognito, Salvo, Spectrum, Phantasm, and more are all tools that Garrett Ward uses to punch up hop flavor in their juicy (yet still bitter) IPAs. He discusses how they use these new hop formats in both hazy and clear American IPAs.

Jamie Bogner Oct 23, 2022 - 5 min read

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Garrett Ward of Sideward Brewing in Orlando loves to tinker and experiment with new hop formats. Whether it’s hazy and juicy IPAs or their fruit-forward yet structured bright-and-bitter iterations—often now fermented with lager yeast—he’s constantly searching for ways to use these concentrated hop products to boost flavor and intensity.

In this episode, he discusses:

  • using hazy IPA technique with clear IPAs, and vice versa
  • adding layers of hop flavors with classic C-hops in combination with modern citrus and tropical fruit–forward varieties
  • maximizing the mix of flowable hop products in the whirlpool
  • dry-hopping with a hop cannon in multiple stages
  • building hop blends high in survivable compounds
  • maximizing thiols with yeast strains such as Cosmic Punch

And more.

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