We continue our deep dive into the world of IPAs with Nick Smith, founder and brewmaster of Steam Machine Brewing in County Durham. In the second part of this episode we move across the pond to the USA where the style was revived in the early 1980s by the likes of Sierra Nevada and Anchor Brewing (with a big assist from newly developed American hops like Cascade). Our conversation follows the improbable growth in popularity of the style over the past four decades, including the seemingly endless variations of the venerable style. East coast vs West coast, the rise and fall of the self-contradictory black IPA, an explosion in hop varietals, and the current popularity of hazy IPAs are all touched upon in a meandering conversation that spans both sides of the Atlantic.
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- All Together Now by Hoof Hearted
- Pat’s Pints Podcast Episode 19 – History of the IPA (Part 1)
- American IPAs Part 1 – Not Your Father’s IPA
- American IPAs Part 2 – (Hop) Timing is Everything
- American IPAs Part 3 – Five Hops that Shaped Your IPA
- King of Ohio Volume 5 – Searching for Ohio’s Best IPA
- Night of the Black IPAs
- Beer Review – White Rajah by the Brew Kettle
- IPA Blind Taste Test Round #4 – White Rajah (with a rare video clip)
- My Search for the Beast of the East – Hunting Double IPAs in Vermont
- Into the Haze – 48 Hours in Vermont