Beer Styles with Stan Hieronymus – BeerSmith Podcast #106

PodNew200Stan Hieronymus, brewing author and most recent winner of the AHA Governing Committee award, joins me this week to discuss hops and emerging beer styles. Stan is the author of “For the Love of Hops”, “Brew Like a Monk” and also “Brewing with Wheat”.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (54:03)


  • Stan Hieronymus joins me to discuss emerging beer styles and hops. Stan is the author of For the Love of Hops, Brew Like a Monk as well as Brewing with Wheat. (All Amazon affiliate links) Stan is also the recipient of this year’s AHA Governing Committee Award recognizing lifetime achievement in brewing, though we recorded this episode before the award was given.
  • I apologize – we did have a slight background hum on Stan’s microphone that could not be completely filtered out. I record episodes via skype and they are subject to the microphone and environment the guest has since we’re not working from a studio. Hopefully you can still enjoy the episode!
  • Thank you to our sponsor Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine who is still offering a 15% discount with your subscription or other items when you use the new offer code beersmith2015 when you purchase.
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  • Stan shares some of his recent projects including a new book he has started writing.
  • We discuss some of the new research ongoing in hops including whirlpool hopping and dry hopping.
  • Stan and I discuss the new BJCP 2015 style guide which was just released and includes a number of new beer styles.
  • Stan shares his thoughts on Grodziskie (covered in an earlier podcas) and how we are starting to see just a few commercial examples come out.
  • We also discuss the new Kentucky Common beer which is in the new style guide
  • Stan tells us how to brew a Kentucky Common, where it was produced and also the controversy over sour versions of this beer.
  • We talk about some of the other new styles in the BJCP guide including Gose, Sahti, Lictenhainer.
  • Another area where the style guide was expanded includes IPAs (21B) and Stan shares his thoughts on the new IPAs.
  • We close with Stan’s thoughts and a short discussion of his new book scheduled for release in September of 2016.

Thanks to Stan Hieronymus for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!

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