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.