Tag Archives: Cascadian Dark Ale

CDA 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 is a Pacific Northwest twisted tribute to an IPA style of beer. It is almost a traditional IPA but it is instead brewed to the … Continue reading →

Cascadian 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 you haven’t heard of any of those, then this should be an interesting week for you! The short, quick primer for the Cascadian Dark Ale … Continue reading →

Deschutes 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.) Here are their notes about it: Available May – September 2010 Bond Street Series (22-ounce bottles and draft) What takes 22 brews and more than … Continue reading →