Monthly Archives: May 2016

American IPAs Part 3 – Five hops that shaped your IPA

To finish my three part series on American IPAs (better late than never) we return to where it all started—to the bold, flavorful hop varieties born and bred in the USA.  Within the IPA genre it’s a big tent approach … Continue reading

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Columbus Craft Beer Week 2016 Preview

The 2nd Annual Columbus Craft Beer Week begins today.  I’ve spent hours perusing the list of events in a vain attempt to put together the ultimate itinerary for the obsessed craft beer fanatic, but there are just too many enticing events to … Continue reading

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Pat’s Pints Podcast Episode 5 – Commonhouse Ales

After missing a month the Pat’s Pints Podcast is back just in time for Columbus Craft Beer Week.  This month we sit down with Lenny Kolada and Sam Hickey from Smokehouse Brewing and learn about their new venture, Commonhouse Ales.  We … Continue reading

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American IPAs Part 2 – (Hop) Timing is Everything

In the first post of this series I discussed how American IPAs went through a period where hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness levels progressively increased, culminating in double and triple IPAs that boasted triple digit IBU levels.  In recent years the … Continue reading

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American IPAs Part 1 – Not Your Father’s IPA

Sitting in the sleek Hoof Hearted Brewpub drinking a DIPA cloudier than a German Hefeweizen, fruitier than a grapefruit/mango smoothie, it’s hard to fathom how this beer could have evolved from the English-style IPAs of my youth.  In a single generation … Continue reading

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