We all love IPAs. The hoppy and often bitter brews are perfect for any season, coming in a variety of forms. There are low abv Session IPAs for the hot weather and high abv Triple IPAs for the seasoned hop heads. Regardless of your preference, you’ll want to check out Warwick Farm Brewing’s new IPA, Sunset Riptides, this week
New England IPAs originated in the Northeastern region of the United States and have a creamy mouthfeel with little to no hop bitterness. These have become the most popular style of craft beer, making up the majority of microbrewery releases. Craft beer fans seek out these so-called hype beers more than any other style. I, too, have fallen victim to the hype recently. A fluffy bed of oats and wheat provides the perfect vehicle for the tropical hop aromas we all know and love, so they often end up being more enjoyable than their West Coast counterparts.
.On the other hand, West Coast IPAs have a drier mouthfeel and classic bitter, dank aromas. They often use American hops like Citra and Mosaic. Brands like The Alchemist’s Heady Topper come to mind. Prior to their recent distribution of the brew, people would flock to northern Vermont just to get a taste of liquid gold. Despite West Coast IPAs drop in popularity, the style is still equally as delicious.
If you like either of these styles, you should stop by Warwick Farm Brewing in Jamison, PA this week. They’re releasing Sunset Riptides, a fusion of East and West Coast IPAs this week. It’s available for purchase through their online store beginning Wednesday, August 18th, at 5 PM. Also, be sure to visit their Biergarten this weekend.