One of the industry's most well-respected and experienced craft brewers, Cantwell co-founded Elysian Brewing Company in 1996, where he served as head brewer until its sale to Anheuser-Busch in 2015. During his tenure, Elysian was named Large Brewpub of the Year three times at the Great American Beer Festival(R) (1999, 2003 and 2004), and in 2004, he received the BA's Russell Schehrer Award for Innovation in Brewing. Additionally, he has written for various beer magazines, including The New Brewer, Beer Advocate and American Brewer. His book publishing credits include Barley Wine (with Fal Allen), The Brewers Association's Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery, Second Edition, and Wood & Beer with New Belgium's Peter Bouckaert. He divides his time between Seattle and San Francisco.
As IPAs continue to gallop to the farthest frontiers of flavor, Dick Cantwell has created the essential road map to brewing some of the wildest, and wildly tasty, hop bombs in the galaxy. You'll never again see cannabis, or fennel bulbs in the same light.--Joshua Bernstein, Author of Complete IPA and Homebrew World Cantwell ignites our own excitement as we seek deeper knowledge of the brewing arts. In his latest book, Brewing Eclectic IPA, Cantwell relates his and other brewers' experiences and ingenuity in the pursuit of new flavor and aroma contributions from decidedly non-Reinheitsgebot ingredients.--Will Meyers, Brewmaster, Cambridge Brewing Company Dick Cantwell explores flavor combinations in IPA that few brewers could ever conceive. It's a fun and inspiring read, ripe with possibilities for all brewers.--Mitch Steele, author of IPA and brewmaster/founder, New Realm Brewing Company