New Developments in IPAs with Mitch Steele – BeerSmith Podcast #194

by Brad Smith on June 15, 2019 · 0 comments

This week Mitch Steele, author of the IPA book and brewmaster at New Realm Brewing joins me to discuss new India Pale Ale beer styles.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (51:32)

  • This week my guest is Mitch Steele. Mitch is author of the book IPAs: Brewing Techniques, and the Evolution of India Pale Ale (Amazon affiliate link) and also the COO and Brewmaster at New Realm Brewing Company. He was formerly the brewmaster at Stone.
  • Mitch briefly describes some of the new things happening at New Realm Brewing.
  • Mitch wrote the book on IPAs back in 2012 but a lot of things have changed – he describes some of the changes and new styles.
  • We discuss some sub-styles and trends that have taken over the IPA market.
  • Mich starts with a discussion of Brut IPAs and what makes them different from your average IPA.
  • We talk about how a Brut IPA is made including key ingredients and enzymes.
  • He explains some of the challenges in brewing a beer that comes down to nearly a zero finishing gravity.
  • Next we discuss the style of Hazy/Juicy IPAs (i.e. New England IPAs).
  • Mitch provides his thoughts on how to add the haze, as well as how to best enhance the fruity/juicy flavors.
  • We talk about achieving the proper balance in the IPA without creating vegetal/lawnmower flavors.
  • Mitch shares his closing thoughts on IPAs and where they are going next.

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