Podcast Episode 307: Brewer’s Retreat Panel on Hazy IPA with Monkish, Trillium, and Weldwerks

Recorded at the recent Brewer’s Retreat at Russian River Brewing, this panel discussion with Henry Nguyen of Monkish, J.C. Tetreault of Trillium, and Neil Fisher of Weldwerks explores their evolving approaches to brewing hazy IPAs.

Jamie Bogner Jun 12, 2023 - 7 min read

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As part of the recent Craft Beer & Brewing Brewer’s Retreat, hosted by Russian River in late May 2023, cofounder and editorial director Jamie Bogner moderated panel discussions before a live audience of attendees and featured brewers. This episode is a recording of one such panel on hazy IPA, featuring some of the most inspiring brewers in that space—Henry Nguyen of Monkish in L.A., J.C. Tetreault of Trillium in Boston, and Neil Fisher of Weldwerks in Greeley, Colorado.

Over the course of the discussion, the brewers cover:

  • the evolution of yeast in hazy IPA
  • applying Belgian-inspired brewing techniques to hazy IPA
  • building a common thread in beer families where hop combos change
  • controlling biotransformation and thiol production
  • building complexity through different lots of the same hop variety
  • using specific lots for texture as well as flavor
  • negative hop selection and bench trialing before selection
  • dry-hopping process and managing hop creep

And more.

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Jamie Bogner is the Cofounder and Editorial Director of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®. Email him at [email protected].