Memory of a Memory IPA
If you were to think about IPAs brewed in the PNW in the early 2000s, what comes to mind? For us, they were assertive, rough around the edges, with a crystal malt presence that sometimes came off sweet and/or muddled, high perceived bitterness, unfiltered sheen of haze, with aromatic notes of grapefruit and pine trees and sharp esters. And while we look back fondly on these formative beers, if we were to replicate one, to the “T”, in this day and age, it probably wouldn’t be all that great. Those are not fighting words – we’re just being honest! And it won’t stop us from re-imaging what they could’ve been, with what we know now, twenty years later, and making one with all the things we looked back fondly on, while editing away some of those less desirable components. We hope this beer tastes familiar to you, but also, like it was brewed in the year 2022.
Rahr 2 Row, Simpsons T-50, Carafoam, Acidulated.
Chinook, Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe