Craft beer’s most popular style, India Pale Ale, is experiencing a flavor revolution. Brewers are using a wide range of ingredients, from cocoa nibs to coffee, fruits to vegetables, spices, herbs, and even wood, to push the boundaries of the style.
Explore the creative ways these flavors are included when brewing these highly-hopped beers. Try your own version using 25 recipes for contemporary IPAs designed by one of the country’s top brewers.
Praise for Brewing Eclectic IPA
“… IPAs are here to stay, and brewers, being curious, experimental, and risk takers, will continue to explore new flavor combinations with new hop varieties and will continue to try new and unconventional techniques to make their hoppy beer stand out from the crowd.
I cannot think of anyone more suited to documenting this emerging path of IPA than Dick Cantwell. He’s a fantastic, engaging writer and is so well-versed in beer styles and brewing techniques that he’s a natural for this subject. Very few brewers in this business are more closely aligned with what craft beer is all about than Dick Cantwell.”
—Mitch Steele Author of IPA: Brewing Techniques: Recipes and the Evolution of Indian Pale Ale. Founder and Brewmaster, New Realm Brewing Company
About Dick Cantwel
Dick Cantwell is among the most well-respected and experienced craft brewers, co-founding Elysian Brewing Company in 1996, where he served as head brewer until its sale to Anheuser-Busch in 2015.
During his tenure, Elysian was named Large Brewpub of the Year three times at the Great American Beer Festival® (1999, 2003 and 2004). In 2004, Cantwell received the Brewers Association’s Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Brewing.
He has written for various beer magazines, authored Barley Wine with Fal Allen (Brewers Publications, 1998), The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery, Second Edition (Brewers Publications, 2013), and Wood & Beer: A Brewer’s Guide (Brewers Publications, 2016) with Peter Bouckaert