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In the NEW IPA, Scott Janish scours through hundreds of academic studies, collecting and translating the relevant hop science into one easily digestible book. Through experiments, lab tests, discussions with researchers, and interviews with renowned and award-winning commercial brewers, the NEW IPA will get you to think differently about brewing processes and ingredient selection that define today’s hop-forward beers. It’s a must-have book for those that love to brew hoppy hazy beer and a scientific guide for those who want to push the limits of hop flavor and aroma!

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The New IPA: Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor

During the summer of 2016, I decided I was going to do it. I was going to write a book. I didn't realize at the time it would take me over two years. I didn't know I would have to read nearly 1,000 papers on brewing. I didn't realize the project might inspire me to quit a desk job, open a brewery, and lose health insurance. I didn't know I'd...

2018 Barrel Drop

2018 Barrel Drop 15 gallons split three ways onto cherries and raspberries, dry hops, and pinot noir concentrate!I t's said that the two best days of a boat owners life is the day they buy their boat and the day they sell it. I'm a little ashamed to admit that's how I feel about my 15-gallon Dad's Hat Rye Whiskey (now sour) barrel at home. I got...

Book Update

Book Update The New IPA: Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor ack in July 2016, I emailed Michael Tonsmeire, whom I knew casually at the time, to see if I could get together with him and get his advice on writing a book. I was thinking very seriously about taking the...

Concentrated: Vineyard Style NE DIPA

9% DIPA with White Grapes, Wine Yeast, and Wine-like Hops t's strange for me to have to name a beer, but this was one of the first official Sapwood Cellars beers brewed for a local event held last month in Maryland. But why stop at naming just a beer when you can attempt to...

Peaches and Quinoa Sour

Double Fruited with Two Seasons of Peaches ome recipes I brew are inspired by science and some beers inspire me to dig further into the science after they are brewed; this particular beer did both. The science of the recipe was inspired by research where early fruiting (like...

Vanilla Russian Imperial Stout

Rich and Boozy Winter Beer o be completely transparent, I don't entirely know what I'm doing here. I can only think of four beers I've made that have been over 20 SRM. Also, in recent memory, I can only count on one hand the number of Russian Imperial Stouts I've...

Pale Wheat Sour with Concord Grapes

This fall I have been impressed with some Maryland grown concord grapes that I've been able to get at a local farmers market. The "grape" flavor is so intense and sweet that I've been eating them like candy. Since I always have beers aging and souring, thanks mostly to brewing 10-gallon split batches (5-gallons clean and 5-gallons for...

Headspace & Hazy IPA Oxidation

Working on a book, I've decided to brew a few hop-related experiments and utilize lab testing to accompany the sensory information in areas I couldn't find enough existing academic research. One such trial was to test whether or not yeast pitch concentrations affects hop compounds making their way into the final beer. Specifically, would double...

Book Announcement!

The New IPA: Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor I'm excited to announce that for the last year I’ve been researching and writing a scientifically-driven book specific to brewing hoppy beers, with a working title of "The New IPA: Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor." After spending the first half of 2017 reading through all...

NOW OR NEVER Double NEIPA Collaboration in Brazil with Koala San Brew

I was fortunate to be invited to Belo Horizonte, Brazil to participate in the 3rd International Beer and Culture Festival (FICC). Among the over 30,000 attendees over two days is a significant number of Brazilian breweries that pour their beer at the event. As part of my duties at the festival were to judge a competition consisting of...

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