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Portland, Oregon’s Von Ebert has built a reputation for quality beer in a city full of great beer. From GABF medals to a Craft Beer & Brewing Beer of the Year in 2020, peers and critics have been paying close attention. In this episode of the podcast, head brewer Sam Pecoraro talks about a few different styles they focus on, from lagers to IPAs. Along the way, he touches on:
- Ingredient selection for unique character in lager brewing
- Blending pilsner base malt for a bit of extra character
- Adjusting hot side hops timing to broaden the range of hop aromatics
- The impact of IPA brewing habits on lager brewing techniques
- Working through the library of lager yeasts before settling on the perfect mix of flavor and brewhouse function
- Naming sub styles like “Italian” or “French” pilsner based on ingredient origin
- Brewing Czech-style dark lager
- Building different expressions of west coast IPA to satisfy the increasing narrow tastes of today’s beer drinkers
- Creating a new beer by visualizing it, writing the description, and building a recipe to achieve the goal
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