Tag Archives: IPA

#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. 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 →

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 touch (it reminds me of Boneyard Beer’s Zwickelmania IPA sample after only 1 day of fermentation). Imperial IPA character with nice tropical fruit notes. But … 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: 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 … 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 the Oregon Brew Crew; the recipe for the unusual beer originated with the homebrew club, QUAFF out of San Diego. Widmer explains: In the spirit … Continue reading →

Widmer O’Ryely IPA

It’s an odd thing: of the four beers that Widmer sent me last month, I drank the O’Ryely IPA (latest in their Rotator IPA series) about a week afterwards and was sure that I had written up the review of it here. Apparently, I had not, but I was so sure that I had, that I started writing the review for the Lemongrass Wheat Ale and was going to reference this review—and naturally couldn’t find … Continue reading →