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WeldWerks Brewing Co. Director of Brewing Operations Arne Garlick Talks Evil Haze Factory

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WeldWerks Brewing Co. Director of Brewing Operations Arne Garlick Talks Evil Haze Factory

We spoke with WeldWerks Brewing Co. Director of Brewing Operations Arne Garlick about Evil Haze Factory.

BC: Who came up with this beer’s recipe?
This recipe was first imagined by our beloved head brewer Neil Fisher. The goal with it has always been to embrace the rise in popularity of hazy IPAs by using a rotation of the most hyped hops all at once, then pulling the best aspects from each one.
 
BC: What’s your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
Drinking a hazy like this is always an experience from beginning to end. It's impossible to choose a favorite part when they're all so integral to the beer itself. From the first aroma of ripe pineapple and dried mango, through the deep candied citrus flavor and guava undertones and into the refreshing bite of slight bitterness lingering just the right amount, it takes you on an adventure from start to finish.
 
BC: Where does this beer’s name come from?
Back in early 2018, when this beer was first created, many of our contemporaries were vehemently against the quickly rising popularity of hazy IPAs. They considered them to be the antithesis of "proper beer" and purported that they were ruining craft beer in America. Being one of our favorite styles to brew, we couldn't disagree more. We had to poke a little fun at our peers by claiming that we are an "Evil Haze Factory" because we specialize in a style viewed this way by so many.
 
BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Wicked, unholy, dishonorable, corrupt, immoral, malevolent, sinful, atrocious, depraved, dastardly.
BC: What's a good food pairing for this beer?
Anything with a decent amount of fat to cut through it, especially if its starch-based. Butter-fried pierogies (don't skimp on the onions), Pad Kee Mao with extra chili oil, Baingan Bharta and garlic naan, or a stack of Totino's supreme pizzas; the possibilities are endless.