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Podcast Episode 346: 12 West Finds Success in Simplicity with West Coast Pils and IPA

Arizona’s 12 West racked up the honors from Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine last year, including a score of 98 for their Radial Spines West Coast–style pils and a nod as one of our Best 20 Beers of 2023. In this episode, head brewer Justin “Gully” Gullickson and assistant brewer Andrew Cooper outline the design and process behind that beer as well as their high-scoring IPAs.

Podcast Episode 345: Arizona Wilderness Explores Terroir Through Mobile Coolships, Regenerative Local Grain, and More

Head brewer Brad Miles and wood cellar manager Nick Pauley discuss the ways this Gilbert, Arizona, brewpub builds a regional approach to flavor in everything from saison and spontaneous beer to lager, while providing crucial support for the agricultural side of beer.

Podcast Episode 344: Marble’s Josh Trujillo Finds Success at the Intersection of Hops and Lager

Since 2008, Albuquerque’s Marble Brewery has been exploring ways to make great lagers on a system built for ales, and their numerous medals are proof that the work has paid off. In this episode, master brewer Josh Trujillo details their approach—from corn and rice lagers to hop-forward pilsners and even cold IPA.

Podcast Episode 343: Natalie Rose Baldwin of Wayfinder Paints Hoppy Pictures With a Broad Palette

Flavor and aroma take on a synesthetic connection to color for the brewmaster behind one of our favorite beers last year, and in this episode she explains how—through thoughtful and intentional ingredient selection as well as process considerations—she paints colorful pictures with hops, yeast, and malt.

Podcast Episode 342: Hazy IPA Now! With Fidens, North Park, Green Cheek, and Russian River

The West Coast IPA gang is back with a pal from the East Coast—and while IPA is still the focus, this time it’s hazy and soft rather than lean, clear, and bitter. Evan Price of Green Cheek, Steve Parker of Fidens, Kelsey McNair of North Park, and special guest host Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River dive into the creative and technical mechanics of juicy, hazy, New England–style IPA.

Podcast Episode 341: Spotlight on New IPA Malt from Gambrinus and BSG

Gambrinus and BSG are launching a new malt for IPA makers that promises all the flavor you need with the lightest color possible. In this month’s spotlight, Ashton Lewis of BSG, Ken Smith of Gambrinus, and Blake Masoner of Craft Coast join the podcast to discuss what it is and how to use it effectively.

Podcast Episode 340: Jason Thompson of Calusa Is Brewing Hazy IPAs That Glow

When this San Diego transplant traded California’s West Coast for Florida’s, he also traded lean, dry IPAs for the full, fruit-forward expression of the New England style. And by focusing on the lightest possible color, controlled mashouts, and refined yeast management, he’s putting this Sarasota brewery on the map.

Podcast Episode 339: Ashleigh Carter, Jeff Bagby, and Ryan Brooks Dissect Mexican Lager and More

Recorded late one evening in front of a live audience at Cerveza Fauna in Mexicali, Mexico, this panel of three respected U.S. lager brewers dives into their own do’s and don’ts, approaches to ingredients, brewing with corn, the secrets of dark lager brewing ... and more.

Podcast Episode 338: Anthony Tallman of Burgeon Packs Big Flavor into Lean West Coast Pale Ales, IPAs, and Pils

So far, Anthony Tallman’s quest to brew the perfect hop-forward session beer has borne two GABF silver medals for Carlsbad Crush. But this San Diego brewer isn’t done experimenting with techniques, ingredients, or timing, as he continues to squeeze big hop flavors into Burgeon’s lean, drinkable beers.

Podcast Episode 337: The Most Listened-to Craft Beer & Brewing Podcast Episodes of 2023

For this final episode of the year, Khris Johnson of Green Bench joins Jamie to recap and listen through highlights from your 10 favorite episodes of the past 12 months.