It's #IPADay! This week, we celebrate the first ever international #IPADay in epic fashion ..
Since #IPADay is about celebration and partying with your favorite hoppy beverage, we got a couple of our friends together and threw an IPA party.
We talk about the history of IPA's, why they are called IPA, what IBU's are and why you should care about how many IBUs are in your favorite hoppy treat.
We start the party with a collection of hoppy goodness from Founder's Brewing Company. We do their single IPA, the Centennial IPA, their double, Double Trouble, and their triple, Devil Dancer.
Next we head over to the Atlanta, Georgia for a delicious Sweetwater IPA .. a clean, refreshing and slightly sweet IPA that makes you want to sit by a pool and let the day go by.
Then we fall down the rabbit hole with New Holland and their crazy Mad Hatter series of IPAs. We start off with single Mad Hatter IPA, and the Imperial version, both small bottles. Then we dive into the big bottle series of Mad Hatter, with Farmhouse Hatter, Rye Hatter, Black Hatter, and Oak Aged Hatter.
We also discover that New Holland let's you play word poetry with your bottle caps! EPIC. So we put it on you, come up with something awesome from our bottle caps : "precocious", "s", "of", "Dragon's", "mouth", "never".
After coming back from wonderland we head over to the shire, avoiding dragons and evil wizards to do battle with Hop Zombies .. If that sounds too epic .. you're right, it's Epic Brewing's Hop Zombie, one of the most aromatic commercially available IPAs we've ever had.
Lastly we chill on the beach with Karl Strauss, enjoying some Tower 10 IPA a great example of the IPA style, and then some Boardwalk Black Rye a fantastic black IPA with Rye.
Cheers to all the IPA producers out there and be sure to find a local #IPADay celebration in your area and toast the most versatile style of beer on the planet!
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