An IPA Brewing Session with Alyson
While I was visiting the Netherlands, Alyson Lanciki, MarCom manager at Metrohm Applikon and brewer of the Metrohm anniversary beers, invited me to her Delft home for a brewing session with her and her husband. Alyson started brewing beer out of necessity: there were no bars in Delft serving good Belgian-style beers at affordable prices. But over time it grew into a passion. Now Alyson brews various styles of beer and has learned how she can influence the taste of the beer by adjusting the brewing process and also experiments with flavors that she extracts herself, for example, from oak wood, toasted coconut, vanilla, blueberry, and more. During our joint brewing session, we went for a rather simple (and easy-to-brew) style of beer: an India Pale Ale. If you’ve always wanted to know what it takes to brew an IPA, watch our video!