Above all other established styles, all of the trends, all of the brewer wishes, the India pale ale remains the best-selling craft beer style. Why is it so popular and seemingly unstoppable?
Beer Editor John Holl speaks with three people from this year’s 40 Under 40 list—Lisa Allen of Heater Allen Brewing in McMinnville, OR; Bill Shufelt of Athletic Brewing in Stratford, CT; and Doug Veliky of Revolution Brewing in Chicago, IL—about the good, the bad and the in between on all things IPA.
Settle in with a glass of your favorite cold one and get ready for a hoppy ride.
For more lupulin-fueled conversation, check out this episode for a celebration of IPAs and all things hoppy. If you’re a hop-head through and through, this buying guide for 10 top-rated American IPAs from session beers to hazies should help on your next beer run, or read up on the history of hops agriculture in the U.S. here.