Craft beer's most popular style, India Pale Ale, is experiencing a flavor revolution. Brewers are using a wide range of flavors to push the boundaries of the style, from cocoa nibs to coffee, fruits to vegetables, spices, herbs, and even wood – brewers are using a wide range of flavors to push the boundaries of the style. Explore the ways creative ingredients are being used in brewing these highly-hopped beers and try your own version using 24 recipes for contemporary IPAs designed by one of the country's top brewers.
One of the industry's most well-respected and experienced craft brewers, Cantwell 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. Additionally, he has written for various beer magazines, including The New Brewer, Beer Advocate and American Brewer. His book publishing credits include Barley Wine (with Fal Allen), The Brewers Association's Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery, Second Edition, and Wood & Beer with New Belgium's Peter Bouckaert. He divides his time between Seattle and San Francisco.