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Mother Earth Brew Co. Head Brewer Chris Baker Talks Primordial Imperial IPA

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Mother Earth Brew Co. Head Brewer Chris Baker Talks Primordial Imperial IPA

We spoke with Mother Earth Brew Co. Head Brewer Chris Baker about Primordial Imperial IPA.

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe? 
Primordial has been around since 2010 but has undergone several changes. In order to keep up with current consumer trends, as well as changes in hop availability, we have modified the recipe slightly to make it lighter and less malt-forward. The hop profile still leans toward pine and resin rather than tropical fruit. Call it a new-school/old-school recipe.

BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)? 
Definitely the aroma. You can smell it the moment you pop the top. We dry hop this beer at nearly double the usual amount.

BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
Primordial means, “existing at or from the beginning of time; primeval.” At the time it was named, the owners had a concept for a beer label with a beast crawling out of a swamp, or primordial soup. Hence the name.

BC: Do you know a story – or have a personal story – that revolves around this beer? 
Primordial is actually the first beer we ever packaged as a company. It was originally brewed at a neighboring brewery up the highway from our Vista location. I was actually there when it was hand-labeled by the owners.


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