Apr 27, 2011

@SaranacBrewery High Peaks Series Imperial IPA

Saranac Brewery is branching out to try their hand at bigger beers.  This imperial IPA and an imperial stout join the lineup at Matt Brewing.  My first impressions are positive.  Not as balanced as the stars in this category, but tasty in its own right.


Apr 26, 2011

Apr 12, 2011

So What #CraftBeer IPA Would You Recommend?

Believe it or not, I recently had one of my Miller Lite swigging friends come to me and say "Hey, I've been doing some reading and I think I want to try an IPA.  I'm thinking about Dogfish Head 60 Minute.  What do you think?"  The perfect conversion opportunity!  I suppose a nice IPA is as good a place to start as any.

That got me to thinking.  What is the best IPA to use to introduce a mass market drinker to craft beers?


Because I'm a fan, I'm keeping the @DogfishBeer 60 Min. in the running, thought it might be a bit hoppy for the average bland lager drinker.   I've added the @StoneBrewingCo IPA and the @GreenFlashBeer West Coast IPA.  They're very approachable yet a big enough departure from the mass-produced domestics.

So, what do YOU think?  What are the best introductory craft beer IPAs for the yet-to-be-converted?