Ten TIPA

El Segundo Brewing has made many a fine IPA but they may be eve better at brewing up Triple IPAs. Which is why the biggest of their Postcard series is bears the 10th anniversary mantle.

Now that I think about it, maybe the T in TIPA stands for tenth.

It Takes 2

Offshoot Beer Co. is headed out to the hop farms with two new IPAs from two different farms.

Just the Two of Us– “The saga continues! Just the Two of Us is the follow up to 2020’s “Better Together,” a collaboration with Virgil Gamache Farms. This Double Dry-Hopped Hazy Double IPA features Amarillo variety complimented by Sonnet, both grown at Virgil Gamache Farms. This big DDH Hazy DIPA boasts a huge chewy mouthfeel, with round juicy flavors of grapefruit and lemon peel, along with light floral notes.”

Better Together – “This was our chance to get our boots in the dirt and get to know our hop farmer friends and their stories. Better Together was a collaboration with our old friends at Crosby Hop Farms, and our new friends at B&D Farms. This heavy-hitting, classic West Coast IPA features Centennial hops from B&D Farms, and is intense with aromas and flavors of grapefruit, citrus, and pine.”

Mewis x 2

Anyone who follows US Soccer knows that it’s the Women’s team that is literally the gold standard. Part of the reason for recent success are the Mewis sisters.

And they have a new collaboration beer coming from Harpoon called Team Mew-S-A. Kristie & Sam Mewis will be on the label of a “crushable citrusy IPA” brewed with lemon, lime & sea salt” with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs Of Dorchester, MA.

Aged Wheat

Freigest Bierkultur comes up with some excellent spins in German beer standards and they have collaborated on a couple new ones that caught my fancy…

…and…

This would be a cool tasting duo. Also, I like the DDH play on words too. Bet some hop head will buy it and get a snortful of elderflower.

Help the Butterfly

image from the Five Threads Facebook page

Five Threads Brewing north of L.A. in Westlake Village is “releasing an Organic IPA with a special cause at its core. Vanishing Beauty is our effort to rally support for the critically endangered Western Monarch Butterfly. Numbers of these majestic migrators have fallen from 4.5 million to 2,000 in just the last 40 years. Integral to the pollination of much of our local flora, these creatures must be protected at all costs, and a portion of the sales from Vanishing Beauty will be put to that use.

Vanishing Beauty was brewed with 100% organic ingredients including Bravo, Simcoe, Sultana, Calipso, and Mosaic hops. Expect a light and crisp body buoyed by notes of grapefruit zest and a subtle floral medley. This can with a cause is available today in our tasting room and online, and if you’d like to do even more to help protect the Western Monarch Butterfly please visit our website to find out how you can make a difference.”

The brewery is also releasing a quintuple IPA named 5X as well. A hoppy way to help the earth.

Sip, Silence, Repeat

Unlike some, I like a good barleywine now and again and if it is from The Lost Abbey, you can double that emotion. But even more appealing is the idea forwarded by the Abbey of a “contemplative pause”. Good idea for all beers but even better for this beer style.

West Coast Poetry

Stone does not mess around with their double IPA’s. And they have a new “ode” to the classic West Coast style that they popularized in San Diego. Plus it will probably be in the 22oz format so it will be truly a nod to craft IPA past. A

Rum Duvel

I posted earlier this year about Delirium Belgian beer aged in barrels. Now it’s Duvel’s turn with…

I was just talking about my relative lack of a good rum experience so this could be a nice start to re-think rum.