Mitch Steele is often not given the credit he deserves. Though Stone Brewing Co. was co-founded by Greg Cock, it was when Brewmaster Mitch Steele was hired that the beers really began to sing. An unquestioned master of style and technique, his years working for Anheuser-Busch taught him science and perfection and at Stone he has brought craft to his repertoire. So as a style aficionado and homebrewer, or simply for a craft beer education, I am excited for his new book all about the IPA. Here is some more info from the recent news release:
India pale ale (IPA) has become one of the most popular craft beer styles in the world, and Brewers Publications is pleased to present the authoritative guide to the brewing techniques and history behind this iconic beer. IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale, by Mitch Steele, is a must-have addition to any brewer's library.
Arguably one of the leading authorities on hoppy beer, Steele is
currently Stone Brewing Co.'s brewmaster, and his brewery experience
ranges from the small-scale San Andreas Brewing Co. to the
Anheuser-Busch specialty group. In this new book, he explores the
evolution of an influential beer style, India pale ale. IPA covers
techniques ranging from water treatment to hopping procedures,
including 48 recipes ranging from historical brews 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.
In addition to brewing techniques and recipes, Steele also explores the real history of IPA. Matt Brynildson, of Firestone Walker Brewing Company, explains: "Mitch has
[written] an engaging and eye-opening history of IPA blended with
immensely technical brewing information. He 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. This book should sit on every brewer’s bookshelf.”
Brewers Publications supports the mission of the Brewers Association
by publishing over 50 titles of enduring value for amateur and
professional brewers, as well as titles that promote understanding and
appreciation of American craft beer.
IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale AleISBN: 978-1-938469-00-8
Cover price: $24.95