Finding space for personality and authenticity in hazy IPA and tart fruit beer these days can pose a challenge for brewers, but for Jared Welch, Cofounder and Production Director for Nashville, Tennessee’s Southern Grist, (https://www.southerngristbrewing.com) that’s no reason to stop pushing. It’s why their popular quick-soured fruit beers are now acidified with a locally-caught Lactobacillus strain, and why they’ve tweaked and increased bitterness in their hazy IPAs while eschewing active fermentation dry hopping. Southern Grist is going to make the beers that customers want from them, but they stand out by making them their way.
In this episode, Welch focuses on hazy IPA and tart fruit beers, covering:
First-wort hopping with Vic’s Secret
Whirlpooling very cool as low as 160°F
Tweaking the grist for hazy IPA to ramp up oats
Building the lightest color via Pilsner malt
Driving London Ale III to a dozen generations through careful fermentation management
Dialing in acidity for specific fruits
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