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Over the past number of years, Portland, Oregon’s Wayfinder has built a reputation for assertive Pacific Northwest Coast IPAs, balanced and bitter cold IPAs, and classic renditions of European lagers. Last year, Natalie Rose Baldwin stepped into the brewmaster position and quickly found herself getting up to speed on their hop-centric beers, but her years of experience at Breakside more than prepared her for the technical and creative challenge.
In this episode, Baldwin focuses on IPA and West Coast pils, with a closing contemplation on one of her favorite styles—gose. Along the way, she covers:
- the weight of expectation on Wayfinder cold IPA
- developing production yeast strategies around IPA and cold IPA
- building a fresh-hop West Coast keller pils
- thinking about flavor as color
- using the Breakside nitrogen-shatter-and-cold-steep fresh-hop method
- tweaking picking windows to maximize fresh-hop expression
- using domestic pils base malt for hop-forward West Coast pils
- brewing French pils with spelt and Strisselspalt hops
- managing healthy fermentations in gose
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