Philistine IIIPA is on tap!

You may have heard of, or been to the Hop Mob Roadshow last year, which featured dozens of triple IPAs. It was defined a triple IPA as over 10%, and drew some of the biggest, baddest hop bombs the Puget Sound region has to offer. We got involved this year, and the kickoff party was last night. We brewed a 10.8% brute, straw yellow in color, and fragrant enough to smell from across the table. We used a truckload of our favorite hops in the late stages of brewing, including Simcoe, Galaxy, Mosaic, and a new variety called “Nuggetzilla”. There was a judging at the event last night, and guess what … Philistine IIIPA took second place!

While I agree with some of the naysayers that there are many important styles of beer outside IPA, which gets a whole lot of attention in this region, I can’t get behind the notion that they are a dumbed down, classless, unrefined style. It’s not often that you hear poo-pooing of spicy food lovers, or drinking of straight whiskey, so let’s just let people enjoy their mountain of fragrant, high alcohol beers, shall we? Philistine IIIPA appropriates the notion that big IPAs are unrefined, and delivers an amazing punch of pine, citrus and tropical pineapple flavor in a pilsner malt base. We only kept 3 kegs to ourselves, so come get it while the gettin’ is hot.

Here’s the current tap list (Yeah, I know, half the list is IPAs, right now. Sorry.):

  1. Rye IPA
  2. West Coast IPA
  3. Imperial IPA
  4. Pale Ale
  5. Wheated Red Ale
  6. Cascadian Dark Ale
  7. Imperial Rye IPA
  8. Philistine IIIPA
  9. Altbier
  10. Bière de Garde
  11. Auld Alliance
  12. Bee’s Wine Ginger Beer

P.S. Coming soon: Cream Ale on Nitro