In this episode, we invited the guys from the soon-to-be brewpub Turning Point Beer into the studio to talk about what they have in store and help us discuss what has been labeled The Haze Craze. It started with North Eastern breweries taking a new route by changing their blend of the East and West Coast IPA into the New England/North East/Vermont IPA: a hazy and often opaque version of an IPA that tones down the bitterness, focuses on hops with big flavor, and yet, leaves plenty of room for the malt and yeast to stand out on their own. So, love them or hate them, these “juicy” and “pulpy” beers have made a big splash in both the craft beer and homebrew world and we wanted to devote some time to them!

After the great discussion in this episode, we decided to work on our own NE-influenced recipes, so be sure to check our inventory of kits as they become available. For those of you who want to develop your own version, listen in and consider the timing of your hop addiitons using hops like Mosaic later in the boil, possibly adding oats to your mash bill, and of course, choosing the right yeast that has the right amount of attenuation.

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