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Green Flash’s 2018 bankruptcy rocked the beer world and threw the future of their iconic brands into doubt. Earlier this year, Georgia-based Sweetwater acquired those brands. At its Fort Collins brewery, the company tasked head brewer Ryan Joy with figuring out how to brew them on a different system, with vastly different water, and for an audience with a much different context for beer.
In this episode, Joy discusses:
- matching the unique, salt-heavy water of San Diego
- using unusual chlorides in large amounts
- changing up the yeast to achieve greater haze stability
- adjusting for the efficiencies and increased utilization of the new brewhouse
- shifting hops from the boil to the whirlpool for more aroma expression
- working with crystal malt in West Coast IPA to maintain the classic appeal
- the classic-to-modern spectrum of West Coast IPA
- using terpenes to build unique flavors and aromas in hop-forward beer
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