Three Creeks “IPAPRIL”

We headed over to Sisters today to visit Three Creeks Brewing for lunch and to partake in their “IPAPRIL” tap takeover: 10 Oregon IPAs available individually or in samples, with a full sampler tray for $15. Of course I went with the full sampler tray!

IPAPRIL tap list

The beers they’re pouring are:

  • Caldera IPA
  • Ft. George Vortex IPA
  • Boneyard RPM IPA
  • Lompoc Valley of the Hops
  • Double Mountain Hop Lava
  • Laurelwood Gearhead IPA
  • Three Creeks Hoodoo Voodoo
  • 10 Barrel Apocalypse IPA
  • Terminal Gravity IPA
  • Beer Valley Delta 9

Each came out in a 4-ounce sampler which amounts to 40 ounces—two full imperial pints. Overall it was a really interesting side-by-side sampling, and I will mention the importance of sipping some water (or taking a bite of food) when switching from one IPA to another, as I found they tend to cancel each other out (or at least, cancel out the hoppiness).

IPAPRIL samplers

All good IPAs too; surprisingly, there were only three that I hadn’t had before: Lompoc Valley of the Hops, Laurelwood Gearhead, and Beer Valley Delta 9. I’m not sure I could pick a favorite, but what I will give you is the opinion that they all complemented my lunch of fish tacos pretty well. (However, take note that this is a lot of beer to be sampling with a meal; I actually boxed up and brought an extra taco home with me which is rare).

Overall a really cool idea, and Three Creeks is continuing this through Sunday if you get the chance to stop by.

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