Steve Bischoff, lead brewer at Root Down Brewing Co. knows a thing or two about traditional American IPA. Last year he won gold at the Great American Beer Festival in the category and nabbed best mid-side brewer and mid-size brewery in the process. He talks about developing the Bine recipe, layering hop flavors, and why the usual boil times and addition don’t work for him.
Bischoff, a long-time brewer in Eastern, Pennsylvania for places including Sly Fox, opens up on keeping the creative process top-of-mind and how it’s led to experimentation with new ingredients and processes.
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