With everything else that’s been going on these past few weeks I forgot to post about this month’s Session, which is taking place today! It’s sure to be a hot topic, too, with Justin Mann over at Justin’s Brew Review posing the question: IPA: What’s the big deal? For quite some time now, I’ve been wondering what makes the India Pale Ale (IPA) style of beer so popular. Don’t get me wrong–I thoroughly enjoy it … Continue reading →
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This arrived for me yesterday: Deschutes Brewery’s Fresh Squeezed IPA, their summertime Bond Street Series beer that’s hitting the shelves (and the taps) now. Having already had this on tap at their Pub, I know this is a good beer—at 6.4% abv not too heavy for an IPA and it is, as the name would imply, super juicy and lusciously citrusy. Looking forward to drinking the bottled version.
I’m finally posting the final review from the four-pack that Widmer sent me at the end of June, even though I drank this beer over a month ago (yes, I seem to be perpetually behind on reviews!): Widmer Shaddock IPA. This is the latest in their Rotator IPA series, a 6.2% abv brew where they’ve amped up the American hop characteristics with a twist: When Captain Shaddock introduced the grapefruit to the West Indies, he … Continue reading →
Happy IPA Day everyone! It’s cool to see all the IPA love flowing today, and I’m partaking with a Vortex IPA from Fort George Brewery. Otherwise I’m off the grid (but still drinking good beer!) and will be back with more beery goodness soon.
IPA Day is back again this year, and it’s bigger than ever, getting the full social media treatment and launching its own website. This year it’s taking place on Thursday, August 2nd, so be sure to hoist an India Pale Ale that day and blog, tweet, or whatever about it. From the official announcement: IPA Day is not the brainchild of a corporate marketing machine, nor is it meant to serve any particular beer brand. … Continue reading →