The latest craze, beer with haze

hazy ipa(image/John Verive)

Clarity. It’s a characteristic used to determine the purity of a diamond. It’s a synonym for clearness. You get the point…

So what does clarity have to do with beer? You may be surprised to learn that most craft beers go through a process to remove debris and particles, making them appear more clear. There’s a growing movement among craft brewers and enthusiasts who prefer their beers – particularly IPAs – hazy, murky…and even sludgy. These opaque IPA’s are called “NEIPAs”, named for their north eastern or New England roots.

So which do you prefer? Haze or no haze? Leave us some feedback in the comments section!

And be sure to check out the full LA Times article here.

2 thoughts on “The latest craze, beer with haze

  1. Phil March 15, 2017 / 10:28 am

    I love cloudy/hazy IPAs. You get so much more tropical fruit flavor in them – pineapple, mango, guava juice. Hoof Hearted and Hill Farmstead make some unbelievable ones. But to me, cloudy/hazy IPAs will never match a traditional IPA. The NEIPAs leave you satisfied and refreshed when you’re done, but a traditional IPA leaves you wanting more with every sip.


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