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Recipe: Green Cheek It Just Works

From Green Cheek in Orange County, California, here’s a homebrew-scale recipe for the cold IPA that our judges scored a perfect 100/100, landing it a spot on our list of the Best 20 Beers in 2021.

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Recipe: Deep Fried Trestlemania

New York City’s Deep Fried specializes in big, juicy, textured double and triple hazy IPAs that pack in hop flavor. Here’s a homebrew-scale recipe for Trestlemania, their collab with 3 Sons of Dania Beach, Florida, featuring multiple wheats, multiple oats, and more than 10 pounds of hops per barrel.

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Recipe: North Park Sorta Mostly Dead

Courtesy of Kelsey McNair of North Park Beer in San Diego, here’s a homebrew-scale recipe for their new-school, double dry-hopped West Coast IPA with Citra, Mosaic, and Strata—a beer that won gold at the formidable LA IPA Fest in 2020.

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Recipe: Live Oak Schwarzer Rauch

“Fermented cold and clean with our German lager yeast,” say the team at Live Oak Brewing in Austin, “this beer highlights the complexity that smoke adds to traditional dark lagers.”

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Recipe: Fidens Jasper Double IPA

Courtesy of Fidens cofounder and head brewer Steve Parker, here is a homebrew-scale recipe for Jasper—the first double IPA brewed at Fidens and an all-Citra showcase that remains among their most popular beers.

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Recipe: 21st Amendment Woolen Socks Cold IPA

Courtesy of Shaun O’Sullivan and the team at 21st Amendment Brewery in San Francisco, here’s a recipe for their take on cold IPA.

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Recipe: Halfway Crooks Pintje Pils

“Pintje is an homage to the type of pilsners brewed in Belgium,” says Joran Van Ginderachter, the Belgian-born cofounder of Halfway Crooks Beer in Atlanta.

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Brewing and Blending Leviathans with Bluewood

Cam Lund, cofounder and brewer at Bluewood Brewing in St. Louis, outlines their multi-threaded approach to brewing, aging, and blending their big barrel-aged stouts—including a few that reach liqueur-like heights of 20 percent ABV or more.

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Recipe: Dovetail Czech Dark Lager

With thanks to brewer Jenny Pfäfflin and the team at Chicago’s Dovetail, here’s a homebrew-scale recipe for the tmavé pivo that they like to call their “Pilsner in a sweater.”

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Recipe: Cellarmaker Mt. Nelson Pale Ale

Mt. Nelson, says Cellarmaker cofounder and head brewer Tim Sciascia, is “one of our most popular pale ales and a perfect representation of the hazy West Coast style. We love showcasing Nelson Sauvin in this aromatic, off-dry, and crushable 5.7 percent ABV package.”