About This Course

This course includes 86+ minutes of video

Hop Butcher for the World has won a strong following in the Chicago area for juicy IPAs dropping with hop aroma and flavor, and they have earned a strong reputation among fellow brewers nationwide for their intentional approach to selecting and blending different hops for those beers. 

In this 86-minute video course, cofounders Jeremiah Zimmer and Jude La Rose go deep on everything hops, including: 

  • choosing the right varieties for the beer you want to brew
  • knowing which hops are supporting players and which are the bangers
  • blending different hop varieties for maximum effect
  • rubbing and evaluating hops

And much more.


The reputation they have built is for the juiciest sort of hazy IPAs, squeezing the most out of a changing selection of hops. Our own blind- review panel has found some Hop Butcher gems. Their Halogen Farm IPA scored a 98 out of 100, while their Neon Green Relish and The Jewels double IPAs both scored 97s. If there are common threads running through those, they include an intensely juicy character that is nonetheless balanced—yes they’re sweet, but round, and bitterness is not forgotten—and an embrace of unconventional hops such as Vic Secret or Sabro, which provide surprise notes such as cucumber, herbs, juniper, or coconut. Jeremiah & Jude are not brewing the same-old tropical juice bombs.

Jeremiah Zimmer & Jude La Rose

Cofounders, Hop Butcher for the World

Course Curriculum

  • 01


    Show Content
    • About this Course

    • The Hop Butcher Way

    • Brewery Profile: Hop Butcher for the World

  • 02

    Hops, Hops & More Hops

    Show Content
    • Considering Your Hops

    • Blending and Pairing Hops: The Basics

    • Brewer’s Perspective: Blending Bangers with Hop Butcher for the World

    • Banger Hops

    • Passenger Hops

    • More Perspectives: Taking Advantage of Unsung Hops, with Sean Buchan of Cerebral

    • Blending Hops

    • More Perspectives: Firestone Walker’s Matt Brynildson Blends Hops for Higher Impact

    • Evaluating Your Hops

    • Rubbing Hops

  • 03

    Conclusion, Recipes & Further Reading/Listening

    Show Content
    • That’s a Wrap!

    • Podcast Episode 84: Hop Butcher For the World’s Jude La Rose, Jeremiah Zimmer, and Justin Miller Unlock The Magic Inside Hops

    • Get to Know the Synergy of Survivables

    • About Hop Saturation: Pushing Hop Flavor to Its Outer Limits

    • Recipe: Hop Butcher for the World Beef Dipped Double IPA

    • Recipe: Hop Butcher for the World Swans of Lir

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