Provisional Beer Styles with Gordon Strong – BeerSmith Podcast #178

by Brad Smith on September 28, 2018 · 0 comments

This week Gordon Strong joins me to discuss the new provisional BJCP beer styles including New England IPA, Burton Ale and Catharina Sours along with his travels in South America.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (54:57)

  • Today my guest is Gordon Strong. Gordon is President of the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP), a three time Ninkasi award winner as top home brewer, the top rated beer judge in the world and also author of the books Brewing Better Beer and Modern Homebrew Recipes (both Amazon affiliate links).
  • We start with a discussion about the new provisional beer styles including what a BJCP provisional beer style is?
  • Gordon explains the three new styles, starting with the New England IPA style.
  • We discuss the second provisional style which is Burton Ale – and captures an older version of Burton Pale Ale
  • Gordon tells us about Catharina Sour, which originated in Brazil.
  • We talk about the final new style which is New Zealand Pilsner.
  • Gordon and I discuss how the BJCP style guide is now being used worldwide.
  • We talk about his recent travels in South America as well as what type of beers are being brewed down there.
  • Gordon provides his closing thoughts.


Thanks to Gordon Strong for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
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