Ambitious Ales has a footy themed West Coast DIPA ready, Keepie Uppie – brewed with Strata and Rakau hops.

“Showcasing hops from our two favorite farms, Keepie Uppie is layered with a dank and resinous aroma from Indie Hops Strata and then backed up with a medley of ripe tropical fruits and some nice tones of grapefruit from Free Style HopsRakau. Clean and bold, this is one you’re gonna want to try! “

Perfect to drink as you watch Fulham, Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth try to stay in the Premier League.


For the fourth year running, Pizza Port has combo’d with Pure Project on a beer and for 2022 that beer is Nami.  An IPA, which you probably already guessed.  What struck me was how pretty the label was, that Japanese inspired blue ocean is very cool.


Here is another collaboration beer alert – OG IPA from Kern River Brewing teamed with L.A’s El Segundo Brewing .

The details – “The goal was to wind back the clock to before things got Hazy and celebrate the California IPA before it became known as “West Coast”. Maybe we are just old-fashioned, but we still feel out about the beers people were making decades ago and raise a glass to those O.G. HOP INNOVATORS. with Citra, Centennial and Amarillo hops; piney and dank with lemony citrus notes.”


You probably are not going to find me at a concert anytime soon and I tend to avoid music at breweries but if a red ale is the result of a brewery / band partnership then count me in to Project Barley’s Rusted Roses Red Ale.


Summer might be pilsner weather but it is also tropical weather some days when the humidity hovers overhead. So why not lean into it hard and go tropical and triple…

Pacific Plate has worked with these fruits before. I expect they will get that pineapple to hop ratio right.