In the second episode of Brews News Live from BrewCon 2018, Matt speaks with Dick Cantwell.
Dick co-founded Elysian Brewing Company in 1996, where he served as head brewer until its sale to Anheuser-Busch in 2015. During his tenure, Elysian was named Large Brewpub of the Year three times at the Great American Beer Festival (1999, 2003 and 2004), and in 2004, he received the BA’s Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Brewing.
Dick was at the conference to present about the history and technical brewing practices of brewing eclectic IPAs, based on his book of the same name. Dick has also written or co-written books about Barley Wine, The Brewers Association’s Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery, Second Edition, and Wood & Beer with New Belgium’s Peter Bouckaert.
It’s a great chat about the evolution of the use of hops and the growth IPA and his views about the many variations of the style, including the NEIPA and Brut IPA.
Enjoy the conversation.
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