India Pale Ale Festival at Quenchers

July 28 2011 - 5:02 PM

If you are a hophead, that is, a fan of hopped up beers (I am), you will appreciate that Quenchers Saloon is having an IPA festival on August 3rd and 17th, 2011, featuring 12 IPA's on tap each night representing all major U.S. geographical regions.  The first week will feature the incredible West Coast lineup versus the upstart Upper Midwest.   The sturdy East Coast will take on the rugged Mountains and Plains division during the second week.  I'm not sure but I think Vegas has the West Coast as a 4-1 favorite. 

Standouts featured will be Port Wipeout IPA, Dogfish Head 90 Minute, Stone IPA, Dark Horse Crooked Tree, Victory Hop Devil, Bell's Two Hearted, and Alpha King.  Note that the website linked below lists Dark Horse "Double Crooked Tree" as being on the list; but the listed ABV and the fact that few double IPA's are on this list would suggest that it's actually the Crooked Tree.  The full lineup is listed here

This is a very cool idea to pit IPA's against each other based on region.  Good luck trying them all.  As the craft beer insurgency explodes in our collective Chicago faces, more and more bars are hosting these types of tap takeovers to draw in craft brew lovers.  Bless them for that. 

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