IPA - Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale - The latest offering from Brewers Publications. The author, Mitch Steele, is the head brewer at Stone Brewing Co., Steele spent more than three years working on the book. When he started IPA was the fourth best-selling craft beer style—now it’s number one. IPA sales in the U.S. increased 40 percent in 2011 and are on pace to grow that much again in 2012. Loaded with brewing tips from some of the country's best brewers, IPA covers techniques from water treatment to hopping procedures. Included are 48 recipes ranging from historical beers to recipes for the most popular contemporary IPAs made by craft brewers such as Deschutes Brewery, Dogfish Head, Firestone Walker, Pizza Port, and Russian River.