Book Review – IPA – Mitch Steele

For the life of me I don’t know why I haven’t picked up this book earlier, I’m absolutely kicking myself!

The labour of love that has gone into this book is apparent from the off. Mitch has travelled the globe, talking to anyone and everyone, reading through numerous archives, to glean as much info as possible on the title subject matter. The result is the most comprehensive book you’ll find on the history of India Pale Ales.

Mitch is a true star in the brewing world and the work he did whilst at Stone highlights he is a brewer to sit up and take note of, especially when it comes to the subject of IPAs. As always you’ll find a slew of recipes from renowned American breweries in the back, along with some more historical recipes reworked for modern brewing methods.

A definite must-read.

Available to buy from here – IPA

Review by Dave Harrison-Ward, Macclesfield Brewing Company.

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