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Black IPA Tasting at Heritage Tonight

Thursday tasting (today) at Heritage. Black IPAs.  5-7pm.

What a bunch of difficult-to-please-never-happy bastards us craft beer drinkers are. We couldn’t settle for choosing dark beers or pale hoppy beers when we open the fridge. We had to pull a “your chocolate is in my peanut butter, your peanut butter is in my chocolate” and get our overworked brewers to give their IPA’s a sun burn. If you like the malty goodness of a dark beer, but also the bitter bite of a pale ale, then Black IPAs are for you (or maybe Dark Cascadian Ales or India Black Ales are for you). For the return of our Thursday night tastings, we’re gonna roll out some Black IPAs to try, so be here from 5-7PM this Thursday the 14th.


  1. Mag says:

    That should be fun. CDAs (Cascadian Dark Ales, as they’re called out in the PacNW, as the Pacific Northwest is called on the Left Coast, as the West Coast is called by idiots, and by idiots I mean me) kind of fill a niche for me. As Ryan said, it’s kind of that “want something a little bitter but also a little malty/roasty but don’t want a stout” beer.

  2. Jim says:

    I had my first black IPA a few weeks ago in San Diego, I never even knew that this was a common microbrew… Pretty good stuff, at least the one I had was. I wish I could be there to try this one.

  3. Scott McGerik says:

    I think I had my first Black IPA while visiting Kris and Mag in Portland. I’m glad to see that style showing up here in the Midwest because I enjoyed it.

    I didn’t make it to the tasting at Heritage so maybe someone could fill me in on which breweries have Black IPAs in our market.

  4. Frank says:

    Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous, 21st Amendment Back in Black, Deschutes Hop in the Dark, Widmer Pitch Black, Grand Teton Trout Hop, Rogue Dad’s Little Helper, New Holland Black Hatter.

    And the next Odell 4-pack release will be Double Black…very tasty.

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