Listen, full disclosure, my personal opinion is that #IPADay is whack. As numerous people have pointed out both last year and this year, every day in craft beer is #IPADay because the vast majority of craft beer enthusiasts love hops. I also am just a stubborn, contradictory wet blanket and don’t need to be told what to drink on certain days.
HOWEVER, ChurchKey is your spot if you’re looking to participate in #IPADay, or if you’re not and you just want to pour alpha acids into your face in heavy quantities.
This Saturday, August 4 at 12pm, the fun begins as ChurchKey puts 20 India Pale Ales on draft.
You can expect to taste some standout India Pale Ales, including Boulevard Double Wide (just arrived in the District and just in time for IPA Day), Thornbridge Puja IPA (English IPA w/ Jasmine), Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA, De Molen Vuur & Vlaam & Victory Ranch R Single Hopyard IPA!
There is no admission charge for this event and all IPA drafts will be priced individually in 4 oz. tasters and full-glass pours.
The IPA Day 2012 Draft List (so far…some further hoppy gems may arrive just in time for the celebraish!):
Boulevard Double Wide
Thornbridge Puja IPA
Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA
De Molen Vuur & Vlam
Victory Ranch R
Troeg’s Perpetual IPA
Green Flash West Coast IPA
Elysian Prometheus IPA
Dogfish Head Burton Baton
Flying Dog Citra Single Hop Imperial IPA
Evolution Lot #6
Bell’s Two Hearted
Avery India Pale Ale
Smuttynose “Finest Kind” IPA
Firestone Walker Double Jack
DC Brau The Corruption
So go out and drink, ye mighty lovers of hops. I’ll be taking care of 40 or so other styles that day.