Explore the evolution of one of craft beer's most popular styles, India pale ale. Author Mitch Steele, brewmaster at Stone Brewing Company, traces the evolution of IPA from its English restoration-era roots to the modern boundary-pushing beers. Stops along the way include a debunking of the infamous IPA myth - it was Burton, not London, that shaped what we know of today as IPA.
Steele goes into incredible depth to bring all the relevant details about the creation and brewing practices revolving around this hop-heavy, massively popular style of beer. 48 full-fledged recipes are included for everything from early American and British IPAs, to modern variants like Black IPA, White IPA, and Double IPA. Includes many details regarding making even more recipes. Foreword by Matt Brynildson, Brewmaster of Firestone Walker Brewing Company; 352 pages with index and annotations.