Explore the evolution of one of craft beer’s most popular styles, India Pale ale. Loaded with brewing tips from some of the country’s best brewers, IPA covers techniques from water treatment to hopping procedures. Included are 48 recipes ranging from historical beers to recipes for the most popular contemporary IPAs made by craft brewers such as Deschutes Brewery, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Pizza Port Brewing and Russian River Brewing Company.
Mitch Steele, Stone Brewing Co. Brewmaster has brewed at some of the largest and smallest breweries in the world since graduation from UC Davis with a fermentation science degree. Landing at Stone Brewing Co. in 2006 Steele has overseen the brewing and packaging operations that saw the brewery grow from a 48,000 barrel operation to 148,000 in 2011.
In this amazing book Mitch traces the evolution of the IPA from its roos in the late 1600’s to its rebirth in the 21st century as the most popular craft beer style. At each stage, Steele details the style as it develops and more significantly shares stories of the brewers that brew it.
If you are a lover of IPA then this book then you need to have this book written by one of the pioneers of todays biggest craft beer style.