What’s in a style name? On this episode of the All About Beer Podcast Em Sauter and Don Tse talk to brewers who are pushing the boundaries of what people think of when they think of style.

The brewers of Ecliptic Brewing in Oregon and Ravenna Brewing in Washington discuss the origins of and what led them to create the Juicy Lager.

John Harris, brewmaster and founder of Ecliptic Brewing: We decided we didn’t want to make an IPA. There are so many IPAs on the world. But we decided to make a lager tastes like an IPA. It’s not a cold IPA, because it’s not the alcohol content isn’t high enough to be “cold IPA”. But the idea was, to use some newer [hop] varieties like Enigma and Cashmere. And pair that with a newer – not so new, but still a newer variety – Citra and a classic German, newer German, hop Mandarina Bavaria. All these hops can lead to a juicy, kind of citrusy flavor in the beer. It’s a orange juice, lemon juice, and lime juice kind of thing.

Audra Johansen, head brewer at Ravenna Brewing: We were also shooting for tropical fruit like pineapple, mango, and passionfruit. It has just enough bitterness to give it structure, but is still juicy, and almost comes off like a pale ale.

Listen into the All About Beer Podcast as Harris and Johnasen talk about the brewing process, fermentation times, and other processes that go into making a Juicy Lager.

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