SF Beer Week is over and we are still catching our breath. What a week it was! We are especially thrilled and honored to have hosted this year's Bay Area IPA Challenge at our Pacific Standard taproom in Berkeley.
Congratulations to Faction Brewing for taking first place with their Stud Muffin IPA! Altamont Beer Works and Drake's Brewing Company took second and third place, respectively. Many thanks to all participants for coming out and showing us what Bay Area brewers can do!
For those who haven't had a chance, our Bat Flip XXXIPA is still on tap at our brewery. This full bodied, hop-forward IPA is a treat; defying the triple IPA reputation of overwhelming hops flavor, the Bat Flip proves that even a triple can be balanced by the proper malt profile. Hurry in - we will probably run out of this beer in the first few days of March.
We were very happy with the results of using lupulin powder in our Bat Flip IPA, so much so that we are incorporating it into another IPA coming out in March. The One Shot at Glory IPA will feature lupulin powder from Mosaic hops as well as whole-cone Common hops flowers. This IPA will also feature Eldorado, Citra, Amarillo, and Ekuanot hops.