IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale
By Mitch Steele
Explore the evolution of one of craft beer’s most popular styles, India pale ale. Loaded with brewing tips from some of the country’s best brewers, IPA covers techniques from water treatment to hopping procedures. Included are 48 recipes ranging from historical beers to recipes for the most popular contemporary IPAs made by craft brewers such as Deschutes Brewery, Dogfish Head Craft Brewery, Firestone Walker Brewing Company, Pizza Port Brewing and Russian River Brewing Company.
About the author: Stone Brewing Co. Brewmaster Mitch Steele has brewed at some of the largest and smallest breweries in the world since graduating from UC Davis with a fermentation science degree. Landing at Stone Brewing Co. in 2006, Steele has overseen the brewing and packaging operations as the brewery has grown from a 48,000-barrel operation to 148,000 barrels in 2011. Steele is a long-time IPA fan and an avid homebrewer.
“[Mitch Steele] has taken what he has learned and neatly woven it into an engaging and eye-opening history of IPA blended with immensely technical brewing information. Mitch not only debunks the classic story of what the first IPAs really were and how they were made, but also chronicles the tragic account of ale’s rise and fall over the last three centuries. Then he goes on to include a serious volume of recipes and techniques from classic Old-World IPAs to modern craft-style double IPAs. This book should sit on every brewer’s bookshelf.” – Matt Brynildson | Firestone Walker Brewing Company
“In this amazing book, Mitch Steele traces the evolution of IPA from its roots in the late 1600s to its rebirth in the 21st century as the most popular craft beer style today. At every stage, Steele details the style as it develops, and more significantly, shares stories of the brewers that made it. Nearly 50 recipes are included, along with detailed discussions of the ingredients and brewing techniques for the style in all of its incarnations. I have never been more inspired to brew a beer than I am now.” John Palmer | author of How to Brew
“This will be an excellent addition to the literature on IPA.” – Martyn Cornell | author of Amber, Gold & Black: The History of Britain’s Great Beers
“The most comprehensive history of IPA yet written, spanning its birth in 18th-century London to its modern renaissance.” – Ron Pattinson | author of the blog Shut Up about Barclay Perkins