Mitch Steele is the brewmaster and COO at New Realm Brewing Company in Atlanta, Georgia. A 25-year veteran of the brewing industry, Steele graduated in 1984 from UC Davis with a fermentation science degree. In his brewing career, Steele has held positions in very large and very small breweries from Stone Brewing Co. to Anheuser-Busch, Inc. He has served as a judge at international beer competitions and has been a frequent contributor to numerous brewing trade magazines and conferences. He also wrote the book "IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale."