Juno Choi’s Patagonia IPA + Finding Patagonia Malts
One of the homebrews that stood out to me while attending a past Homebrewer’s Conference, homebrewcon in Grand Rapids, Michigan was an IPA that was served by Brewer’s Supply Group (BSG) at their booth at the Conference. It was… delicious. Roasty, great hop character and easy to drink. I swung by for two samples and shortly returned… for a third and it was gone. After the conference, I got a hold of BSG to ask about the beer. I learned that it was formulated and brewed by Juno Choi. Juno kindly shared the recipe with me and I’d like to share it with you. Thank you Juno!
The recipe features 100% Patagonia Malts from Chile. Those were new to me and I think relatively new to the homebrew market here in the US, because… I had a very difficult time sourcing the grain for this recipe. After looking around a bit, I contacted Bryan at Great Fermentations. They already carried Patagonia, just not not all three varieties that this recipe calls for. Bryan kindly sourced the remaining grains and has stocked them at Great Fermentations. Thank you Bryan!
Grab the recipe: Juno Choi’s Patagonia IPA
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Glad they can grow good grain down there. I was there in March and was not impressed by the beers available. With the latitude range that Chile and Argentina has, you’d think they could nail some hops, too, though most of patagonia is pretty desolate.