Firestone Walker ain’t resting on their IPA laurels, and here is an upcoming new IPA from the Central Coast brewery….
Karl Strauss Brewing continues their collaborative IPA series with Squawk Box IPA. The name should clue you in to the partner in this hop flight, it is Green Cheek Beer Co..
“Inspired by the famed citrus groves of Orange County, this beer is the liquid equivalent of a sun-kissed orange. With a tantalizing mix of Talus, Citra, and HBC-586 experimental hops, every sip is a burst of citrus and stone fruit flavors and aromas”
Aussie for Hops
You may know of Vic Secret hops but what about Kohia Nelson? Both are Australian varietals and both are in the new triple IPA, Laughing Kookaburra from AleSmith in San Diego (which is not Australia).
Spice and me are not generally friends. I prefer the bite of ginger over chiles but that said, a Thai Chile meets Citra hop IPA does intrigue me. And since Institution Ale Company is using their White Walls IPA as base, you can taste both versions.
I missed the party announcement for Burnin’ Daylight Brewing Co. but maybe you can still grab their anniversary IPA, Burn Four.
Long Name but Melodious
Ce N’est Pas la Fin du Monde sounds very smooth on the tongue as one says it. And considering how solid the Canadian brewery Unibroue is, I would wager this IPA, though out of the Belgian wheelhouse will be good.
“Regular” La Fin du Monde is a Strong Tripel Blonde. The new twist is described as a “New World IPA with a taste of cereals and tropical fruits.”
Highland Park Brewery has a new westie IPA, Fellow Humans a collaboration with Orange County’s Everywhere Beer Co.
“Fellow Humans is a 6.2%ABV west coast IPA with lots of fun hops! This clear beer uses NZ Cascade, Eclipse, & it’s also our first time using the hop Nectaron! We’re so excited to experiment with this rad new hop, especially on this beer! bursts of intense aromas like Orange Tic-Tacs, mojito, Big League Chew Bubblegum, & clementines.”
Love HPB beers but toning down the from left field, weird flavor descriptors might be needed though.
Holiday Cheers – Day 13 – Alpha Klaus from Three Floyds Brewing
There is a subculture that likes to mash up the horror of Halloween with Christmas, if that is your jam, then Three Floyds has the Santa for you…
“Alpha King’s festive cousin. A big American Xmas Porter brewed with English chocolate malt, Mexican sugar and, of course, tons of strange American hops.”
Hop Masters Combined
If you had to pick two breweries with a mastery of hops, I think many would have Firestone Walker and Beachwood Brewing on their bingo cards.
So here you go…