Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy IPA Day...err...year!

What IPA are you sippin' on?

What up, Brew Crew!

I'm a hophead so it's year-round for me, but today is officially National I.P.A. Day! I trust everyone knows that IPA stands for India Pale Ales, the most hoppy in the business and for good reason. The history goes back to the extra hopping of brews during long boat trips by particularly the British during the days of colonization and trade in the 1800s. Of course, the U.S. took things to the next level and made the hopping extreme!

Well, I, along with thousands of hopheads around the country and abroad, are toasting off to the plethora of hop varieties today (and every day), but today is something special! My choice brew this evening is Sierra Nevada's Hoptimum. At 10.4 percent ABV, and 100 International Bitterness Units (Trust me, that's gangster!) due to the whole-cone love from the Left Coast, it's so damn good I had to get the hat and t-shirt directly from the brewery when I participated in Beer Camp #80! There are a ton more out there and will be meeting with Ale Atlanta in a few minutes to taste more, but I would love to hear what your favorite IPA is. Let me know below! Also, be sure to look up spots that are having special IPA deals. There has to be a cool beer bar near you!

So cheers to you and everyone who has the open mind to embrace one of the four horsemen when it comes to making beer, HOPS!!!


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