Today is #IPADay

IPA Day is back, the 3rd annual iteration of this social media-driven beer day, so of course it’s the perfect day to drink an IPA! Here’s the blurb and how to participate: IPA Day is not the brainchild of a corporate marketing machine, nor is it meant to serve any … Continue reading

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA

Have you had Deschutes Brewery’s Fresh Squeezed IPA yet? I’ve had it on tap a number of times already but since Deschutes also sent me a bottle I scratched down some notes to relate here. Of course it occurred to me after I wrote my Session post last Friday that … Continue reading

The Session #77: IPA: What’s the Big Deal?

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 … Continue reading

Received: Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA

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 … Continue reading

Widmer Shaddock IPA

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 … Continue reading

Happy #IPADay!

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.

#IPADay is back, August 2nd

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. … Continue reading

Seven Brides Frankenlou’s IPA

Since I had written up my review of Seven Brides Brewing a week ago, it occurred to me that I also have tasting notes for one of their beers—Frankenlou’s IPA. I had written a short note on the brewery review: Fruity and a touch of apricot which is a nice … Continue reading

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! The beers they’re pouring are: … Continue reading

Widmer Spiced IPA

The second of the two beers I received from Widmer last week is their latest offering in their Rotator IPA series, Spiced IPA. This one has an interesting provenance, as it is (as far as I know) the first collaboration beer Widmer has brewed with a homebrew club that isn’t … Continue reading