August 1st is International IPA DAY! It's a pretty great day. We all get to think about, and drink through, some of our favorite beers in one of our favorite styles. And then, hopefully, tell the internet all about it.
The history of this event dates back three, long years. And the best part– it lives in the open-sphere. That's what makes IPA Day so great, it's something that all of us can share in. It's the day we rally around the India Pale Ale like ferrets to a pile of almonds. All you have to do to participate is drink an IPA, and then shout at the top of your lungs (using the hash tag #IPADay) about what it is that is so great about drinking an IPA. It's a day we can all feel comfortable trying something new, or cracking something that we have been saving for some special occasion. And then we can post about it on Facebook, or Twitter, or whatever. It's going to be the day that Untappd gets all cranked up on some hoppy beers.
In the spirit of the IPA Day festivities I would like to show you New Belgium's hoppier side:
Ranger IPA: A very great one. This beer was our first foray into the bitter side of the force, debuting in 2010. It weighs in at 70 IBUs and 7.5% ABV. A nice IPA full of Simcoe, Chinook, and Cascade hops. A beautiful grapefruit leaning to refresh and surprise. Give it a toss back, it's totally worth your time.
Rampant Imperial IPA: The big and bold cousin of Ranger, Rampant comes out swinging. More ABV and more IBU and shockingly delicious – 85 IBU and 8.5% ABV. The ample dry-hopping of this beer leads to major stone-fruit and tropical tones, and a drinkability that is off the chart. Take it in, Rampant is amazing.
French Aramis IPA: Part of our rotating Hop Kitchen Series, French Aramis packs a wallop with the (relatively) new Aramis hop. Very floral, and very grassy, this beer is a big 75 IBUs and 6.5% ABV. Tasty and dry, French Aramis is sure to delight the hoppy beer lovers.
Here they are, all gussied up for your eyeballs to take in:
Get these beers while they're hot (or, cold, but you get the idea). Remember to tag all internet interactions with #IPADay and tell all of your friends to do the same.
And then, if you happen to be in Fort Collins, the Liquid Center (our tasting room) is playing host to all sorts of IPA Day specials and shenanigans. Be there (if you can).
See you in the future!