Tuesday, July 30, 2013


IPA Day is back this Thursday, August 1st!  This year marks the third annual IPA Day.  I'm super excited to celebrate because well, I love beer and IPAs are one of my favorite styles of beer.  To read more about the history of IPA Day, check out the creator of the event, the Beer Wench's blog post here.  Many breweries and beer related businesses will be offering specials to help encourage customers to try an IPA.  The following breweries and businesses are just a small sample of events and promotions that will be occurring on Thursday.

Brew Heads will be having a sale all day August 1st to celebrate IPA Day.  Check out their site for some rad craft beer items!  They have shirts, glassware, hats, accessories, and work shirts available.

Butcher's Brewing will be releasing two new IPAs with a sweet price of only $3 each.  They are also having a contest to name one of the new IPAs which was brewed with hibiscus, jaimaica, ginger, and orange.  Names for the new IPA may be submitted in person between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday.  Winners must be at the tasting room if their name is selected in order to win.  Not only will the winner have the honor of naming a beer but they will also get a t-shirt!

Hangar 24 will have four of their standard IPAs on tap in their tasting room along with 6 pilot batch IPAs created just for IPA day.  XIPA also known as Experimental IPA, Double IPA, Columbus IPA, and Essence are the standard IPAs that will be available.

Karl Strauss will be doing a special event on Thursday in San Diego, an interactive pub crawl with their North Park sales rep Ryan Murphy.  The details of where Ryan will be are going to be shared on their facebook page, twitter and instagram accounts.  Toronado, Urbn Coal Fired Pizza, Bar Pink, and True North will all be featuring specials on Karl Strauss beers.

Kern River Brewing Company will have three IPAs on tap on Thursday.  Their Single Track Session IPA, Just Outstanding IPA, and Winter DIPA (their 5th anniversary beer).  They will also have guest breweries' IPAs available on tap as well.

Northern Brewer is offering a special deal, 10 % off when you order a Cascade Mountain IPA extract recipe kit you also receieve a free growler!  The offer ends 7/31 at midnight CST.

O'Dell Brewing will be celebrating IPA day by offering a special deal, if you purchase a growler fill of their Myrcenary DIPA or their standard IPA you will receive the growler (the container, not the beer) for no charge!

Pagosa Brewing will be doing a joint celebration with Riff Raff Brewing offering a tasting flight consisting of beers from both of their respective breweries as well as other breweries.  Beers available in this "IPA Taster Collaboration Tray" include:  Great Divide Brewing's Titan IPA, Pagosa Brewing's Powder Day IPA, Telluride Brewing's Fishwater DIPA, La Cumbre Brewing's Elevated IPA, and Riff Raff Brewing's Hopgoblin IPA.

Stone Brewing Company's Liberty Station will have of course their standard IPAs on tap, alongside guest breweries' IPAs.  They will be featuring more than twenty IPAs along with two beers on cask.  Some of the beers that will be available include:  Ritual Brewing's Hop-O-Matic, Modern Time Beer's Neverwhere Brett IPA, Haven Brewing's Double Hubble IPA, Robert Masterson & Ryan Reschan's Rip Current/Stone Brewing's R & R Coconut IPA, Bear Republic's Cafe Racer, Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens' Liberty Station Matt's Thrill Rye'd IPA, Russian River's Pliny the Elder, El Segundo Brewing's White Dog Wheat IPA, and Rip Current Brewing's Lupulin Lust IPA.

Valiant Brewing will be featuring a keg of their Jericho Imperial IPA that was dry hopped with Simcoe hops last week on tap in their tasting room.

It is exciting to see such a variety of events and promotions that will be happening on IPA Day!  I can't wait to celebrate my love of craft beer on Thursday by drinking an IPA.  Do you have any fun plans to celebrate IPA Day?

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