Cigar City Jai Alai IPA Classic Clone

This beer recipe is featured in the July/August 2019 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Join the American Homebrewers Association or start your 30-day free trial to access the Zymurgy digital archive and other exclusive member benefits!

This recipe courtesy of Amahl Turczyn with updates from Cigar City brewmaster Wayne Wambles.

Cigar City brewmaster Wayne Wambles deemed this recipe “pretty close to classic Jai Alai circa 2009-2010.” He made a few suggestions to bring this recipe closer to the original, including the use of the Thames Valley ale yeast strain, Munich malt in the 6-10*L range, and an updated water profile that “pushes the sulfate up to 150 ppm and the chloride up to 125 ppm. This will jack up the calcium, but we find that quite a bit of it precipitates out.” Many thanks, Wayne!

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