We are now less than a week away from our 4th Annual IPA Festival. This blog post serves as a complete guide to everything you need to know about the festival.
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Fort George Brewery Collaboration - Vortex on the Bay8.1%abv
The first official public tastes of this beer will be at IPA Fest. Fort George Brewery sent brewer Jason Palmberg out to brew their Vortex IPA recipe on our system with our water & yeast. We will return the collaboration during our FL-Oregon Trail trip to the Oregon Brewers Festival in Portland, OR. More info on this can be found in a Blog post here: http://blog.dunedinbrewery.com/2012/05/vortex-on-bay-cross-country-handshake.html
IPA Chronicle 5: American Classic7.4%abv
Brewed with 3 classic American hops: Chinook, Cascade, & Centennial. This is our new Standard IPA. More info on this beer can be found here: http://blog.dunedinbrewery.com/2012/04/ipa-chronicle-5-american-classic.html
The Rock DIPA8.2%abv
Double IPA, brewed with buckets-full of Centennial hops. This strong golden IPA will assault your palate with bitterness & flavor.
Black Cherry Double IPA8.2%abv
The Rock, conditioned on organic black cherry juice.
The Rock Down Under
We love our Nelson Sauvin hops. So we took our hoppiest beer & dry-hopped it with the New Zealand-grown hop that puts a smile on so many of our faces.
Cask: Nelson Sauvin IPA
Cask: Hops in the Vortex (Calypso dry-hop)8.1%abv
Our collaboration with Fort George Brewery, conditioned in a cask full of Calypso dry-hops.
"With generous additions of Amarillo, Simcoe and Centennial hops throughout the brewing, fermentation and conditioning phases, balanced with heaps of organic pale malt, we designed this to not rip the taste buds off your tongue, but rather vigorously stimulate them and your palate into a lupulin-ecstacy of pleasure. "
More info here: http://www.fortgeorgebrewery.com/beers/regulars/vortex-ipa/
Stone's ruinating palate-wrecker. If you're not familiar with this beer by now, do yourself a favor & have a pour when the chance arrives. Hop varieties: Columbus & Centennial
Double Dry-Hopped Ruination IPA (Galaxy + Centennial)
What happens when you take an already great IPA & dry-hop it again with New Zealand-grown Motueka hops? Something delicious, no doubt.
Double Dry-Hopped Sublimely Self-Righteous (Simcoe)8.7%abv
Another amazing offering from the San Diego County brewery. Their stellar Black IPA, conditioned on piney-citrusy Simcoe dry-hops.
Terrapin's standard IPA, always pleasant. Hop varieties: Warrior, Chinook, Centennial, Simcoe, Amarillo, Cascade (dry hop)
Hopzilla Double IPA10.7%abv
The newest offering in Terrapin's Monster Beer Tour. Made with 100% Marris Otter malt & the following hops: Bravo, Chinook, Centennial, Citra (dry hop)
A seasonal session ale for the Summer. Hop Varieties: Galaxy, Bravo, Zythos, Centennial and Amarillo
Side Project 16: Phlux Capacitor
One of the few wood-aged beers at this event. Hop Varietes: Columbus, Nugget, Bravo, and Chinook (dry-hop).“This Beer Will Soon Become Your Density”
Cigar City's standard IPA.
Another wood-aged IPA. Cigar City become world-renowned when this beer won a gold medal in the 2009 Great American Beer Festival. Jai Alai aged on cedar.
Jai Alai aged on peaches to bring out the peach/fruit notes out in the hops.
Maiden Voyage IPA
Nelson Sauvin single-hop IPA. The first beer brewed on CCB's new 30bbl brewhouse.
Oak-Aged Spring Overhead IPA6.7%abv
Seventh Sun's Spring seasonal IPA aged on French oak.
Intergalactic Pale Ale IPA5.5%abv
IPAs are no longer brewed for trips to India. This beer was brewed with Galaxy hops & is ready for intergalactic travel.
Big Nose IPA7.3%abv
Rapidly becoming a standard beer for Florida IPA lovers. Hop Varieties: Centennial, Amarillo and Columbus
Darkwater Floridian Dark Ale
Best Beer in Florida at the 2011 Best Florida Beer Competition. Swamp Head's Black IPA.
10-10-10 Imperial IPA
Swamp Head's Limited Release Double IPA. "Fertilizer for the hop lover's soul."
Mojo is this Colorado-based brewery's standard IPA, brewed with Amarillo & Centennial hops.
Mojo Risin' Double IPA
Double the Mojo.
Head High IPA
The standard IPA from this beach-loving Jacksonville brewery.
Music by Ultraviolet Hippopotamus
Rock / Jam / Electronica / Prog
from Grand Rapids, MI
The Food:Throughout the event, we will be offering some light munchies on the house. But there's no need to eat out beforehand, because our kitchen will have the following offerings available for purchase during the event:
Spicy Italian Sausage & Pepper Sandwich
Bratwurst or Veggie Dog
Snakebite Shredded Chicken Sandwich
Snakebite Baked Beans
Jalapeno Mac 'n' Cheese
Fruit Cole Slaw
The Glass:This is the 5oz tasting glass with which you will be sniffing & tasting hoppiness:
Dunedin Doggie Rescue will be holding a large beer-themed raffle to benefit their endeavors to place abandoned pups in loving homes. Expect a slew of rare beer bottles, shirts, & other beer memorabilia.
The Homebrewers IPA Throwdown 2:
Coordinated with the IPA Festival is a homebrew competition called the IPA Throwdown, which was organized in conjunction with our homebrewing friends of the Dunedin Brewers Guild.
Hombrewers have registered their best IPAs to be judged in the following categories: American IPA, Double IPA, English IPA, Black IPA, & Experimental IPA
Gold, Silver, & Bronze medals will be awarded in each category. The top 3 beers in each category then go on to the Best of Show round, where Dunedin Brewery's own brewery crew will pick their favorite IPA. This Best of Show-winning brewer will be invited to brew their IPA recipe with our brewers on our system, as an installment of the ongoing IPA Chronicle.
More info here: http://www.dunedinbrewery.com/homebrewers-ipa-throwdown2
We will also have a few homebrewing guilds pouring their hoppy concoctions during the festival.