You may've heard about a little something called Seattle Beer Week. Starting May 7th, it's an eleven-day celebration of Seattle beer with festivals, tastings, dinners and other beer events. And what's a beer week without a special brew to mark the occasion? On Monday, March 30th, Pike Brewing head brewer Drew Cluley, assistant head brewer Dean Mochizuki and the four members of the Seattle Beer Collective brewed a Double IPA that will be the inaugural beer of Seattle Beer Week.
The IPA was made with a ridiculous amount of five types of hops (Columbus, Cascade, Chinook, Centennial and Amarillo) and floor-malted Warminster Maris Otter and Gambrinus Pale malt. It was also dry hopped and weighs in at about 8% ABV.
While kegs of the Pike Double IPA won't be tapped until 5 pm on May 7th at the Pike, we now have 22-ounce bombers in stock here at Bottleworks. Shaughn, Trevor and Seth have tried the beer and all say it's delicious. I had some too, and I'm not gonna disagree. It's hoppy as hell but is not harshly bitter and drinks smoothly for such a big beer. Start celebrating Seattle Beer Week early and get in here and grab a few bottles.