Briess_DarkBeerAfter spending the latter part of today surrounded by hops fields, the unceasing aroma of hops and pretty much everything hops while attending Hopunion’s annual Hop School, I couldn’t think of a more appropriate beer of the week than, well, a very hoppy beer. Schwartzchild Black IPA is formulated with Briess’ Blackprinz® Malt.  Weighing in at a hefty 64 IBUs, this IPA will beguile the mind with its light enveloping blackness while exhibiting the enormous hoppiness of a well structure IPA.

And speaking of hops, check out this video. It was taken today at Perrault Farms in Toppenish, Wash., where fresh hops were being loaded into a kiln in a super new, modern facility. Very, very cool.

Schwartzchild Black IPA

  • Type: Ale
  • Style: Black IPA
  • Batch Size: 5 gallons
  • Recipe Type: Extract and Grain
  • Recipe Contributed By: Briess Technical Services Team


  • 6.6 lbs CBW® Golden Light LME
  • 0.5 lbs Briess Blackprinz® Malt
  • 0.5 lbs Briess Caramel Malt 20L
  • 0.5 lbs Briess Caramel Malt 60L
  • 0.5 lbs Briess Carapils® Malt
  • 0.5 lb Cane Sugar
  • 1 oz Amarillo Hops (10% AA)—Boil 60 minutes
  • 0.5 oz (each) Amarillo, Cascade and Centennial Hops—Boil 10 minutes
  • 0.5 oz (each) Amarillo, Cascade and Centennial Hops—Boil 1 minute
  • 1 oz (each) Amarillo, Cascade and Centennial Hops—Dry hop
  • 2 vials WLP060 American Ale Yeast Blend
  • 1 capsule Servomyces Yeast Nutrient—Boil 10 minute


  1. Perform mini-mash with 4 gallons of water and grains
  2. Steep at 152-158ºF for 30 minutes
  3. Add extract and cane sugar
  4. Bring to a boil
  5. Add bittering hops and continue to boil
  6. Add finishing hops and Servomyces as indicated
  7. Remove from heat
  8. Cool to 72ºF
  9. Transfer to primary fermenter
  10. Fill to desired level with cold water
  11. Oxygenate and pitch yeast
  12. Add dry hops after secondary fermentation


  • Primary Fermentation: 14 days at 66ºF
  • Secondary Fermentation: 14 days, dry hop
  • Fermentation Notes: Bottle condition 1 month


  • Original Gravity: 1.061
  • Final Gravity: 1.015
  • Alcohol by Weight: 4.8%
  • Alcohol by Volume: 6%
  • IBU: 64
  • Color: 45 SRM