Sierra Nevada Beer Camp 2013 has gone IPA. But is that a good thing?
Past-their-prime IPA’s are a problem for the craft beer consumer.
As you may know, I hail from Pittsburgh… a wonderful, livable city but hardly the craft beer capital of America. Like everywhere else in the country there are several excellent local breweries producing high-quality suds, and a thriving community of enthusiasts currently planning the city’s first Craft Beer Week, but in terms of national acclaim we just don’t match up to destinations like Portland, San Diego, Denver, or Asheville. Yet, we’ve got a beer on tap in the Steel City you can’t find in those craft meccas that keeps winning awards in the most competitive category of any beer festival- the Fat Head’s Head Hunter IPA.
Slouch and Beerford review the Deschutes/ Boulevard collaboration White IPA.
Slouch Sixpack puff, puff, passes Cigar City’s Humidor Series India Pale Ale.
A not so brief introduction to the greatest beer style in all the land – India Pale Ale