ReviewsCDA Week: W’10 Pitch Black IPA

Widmer pitched their hat into the Cascadian Dark Ale arena this year with their W’10 Pitch Black IPA (this year’s Brewmasters’ Release). Somewhat confusingly, they gave the beer the “Black IPA” moniker but give credit to the Cascadian Dark style on their page for the W series: Pitch Black IPA … Continue reading

Theme WeekCascadian Dark Ale (CDA) Week

Welcome to Theme Week for April 2010! For this week I decided to focus on the (somewhat disputed) new beer style of Cascadian Dark Ale—although if you find that name confusing, then it’s entirely possible you’ve heard the alternative name of Black IPA, or even India Black Ale. And if … Continue reading

BreweriesDeschutes Hop in the Dark Cascadian Dark Ale

No, this isn’t a review (yet), but a note that Deschutes Brewery is set to release their first bottled Cascadian Dark Ale (also variously known as a “Black IPA”) coming up this May: Hop in the Dark. (And note they are labeling it a “CDA” rather than a Black IPA.) … Continue reading