Philistine IIIPA wins Hop Mob, goes on tap

Each year we produce a really stupid beer. It’s brutish and large, and it’s a massive pain in the hoo hoo. It requires a second mortgage to produce, and it’s a huge waste of hops. It tends to cause problems with the brewing process, and usually ruins my day when we have to make it. The good news is, in the end, it’s entirely worth it. Today, we present to you, Philistine IIIPA, king of the hoppy ding-dongs. We released it last night at the annual Hop Mob triple IPA road show at Brouwer’s, and guess what … it took first place.

We’re super proud of this knucklehead. Triple IPAs tend to span the gamut of beer characteristics, from malty to dry, amber to straw yellow, bitter to soft. Philistine uses little more than Pilsner malt in the grain bill, and is bathed in a bunch of old familiar hops, Simcoe, Citra and Equinox, as well as a new hop, Armadillo. It’s super light bodied and dry, and you can smell it across the room. It’s 11% ABV, and you wouldn’t know it. Doors open at 4, as usual. Servings are 10 oz for $6, and apologies, but we won’t be filling growlers of this one.

IMG_3958The tap list:

  1. Winter Pale
  2. Bam Bam Black Beer
  3. Wheated Red Ale
  4. Cascadian Dark Ale
  5. Earl, Bière de Garde
  6. Li’l Brown Beer
  7. Latona IIPA
  8. Belgian Black
  9. Edith, Saison
  10. Glass Jaw
  11. Philistine IIIPA
  12. Elemental Dry Cider