As far as craft beer styles go, the India Pale Ale pretty much reigns supreme. It’s the top-selling beer style in U.S. grocery and liquor stores. It’s the most-entered category at the Great American Beer Festival.
And for the past four years, the IPA has had its own day. This year, National IPA Day takes place August 6.
The IPA may be bitter, but we’re certainly not. It’s impossible to resist that distinct hoppy flavor, be it fruity, citrusy, piney or floral; we’re not picky.
As CraftBeer.com so eloquently puts it, “This illustrious style represents the pinnacle of brewing innovation with its broad spectrum of diverse brands, subcategories and regional flavor variations—making it the perfect style to galvanize craft beer’s social voice.”
That’s where IPA Day comes in, a time for beer enthusiasts to unite and raise a toast to this one-of-a-kind beer style – and to the art of brewing in general.
We invite you to stop by Eclipse Restaurant and treat yourself to the fine IPAs we carry. Cheers!
4 Hands Divided Sky IPA (6.5% ABV): A St. Louis native! Rye and hops come together to create a pungent, floral and citrus character.
Stone Points Unknown IPA (9.5% ABV): This California brewery took two beers – a West Coast double IPA and a barrel-aged, Belgian-style tripel – and blended them together.
Lagunitas Night Time Black IPA (8.2% ABV): The brewery’s description speaks for itself: “This ale is packed full of highly roasted malts then bitterly balanced with fistfuls of the dankest hops. Not for the lunch crowd or the faint of heart.”
Bell’s Uranus Double Black IPA (9.5% ABV): Part of Bell’s out-of-this-world The Planets Series (no wonder we serve it, right?) Dank, tropical, stone fruit, citrus, floral and pine hop characteristics with a touch of light chocolate are all revealed in this stellar IPA.