Brewing the beer style known as IPA (India pale ale) has, at times, become a game of one-upmanship in which each succeeding brew gets more hops, more malts, more alcohol — more
Written by Gabe Jackson
Issue: October 2012
Often seen as a dumbed-down version of an American pale ale, the slightly less hoppy counterpart, American blonde ale, commonly gets overlooked as just a lawnmower beer. But these beers can have plenty of character.
The French farmhouse style we know as bière de garde has a somewhat fuzzy history. Gordon Strong catches us up on how the modern take of the beer style came to be identified and the keys to crafting a quenching rendition of your own