At the Beveridge Place Pub IPApril continues all month. Each year West Seattle’s esteemed beer destination celebrates the month of April by dedicating 12 taps to a rotating selection IPA. Not just plain old IPA, but every imaginable type of IPA. Black IPAs, Double IPAs, Single Hop IPAs, Belgian IPAs, etc. Right now, the tap list includes the likes of Anacortes IPA, Westport Navigator IPA, Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA, Flyers Afterburner IPA, a couple of CDAs (black IPAs), and many more.
On Tuesday, April 17 the Beveridge Place Pub celebrates its anniversary with a clear keg of Lucille IPA (among other treats from Georgetown Brewing). Watch the beer disappear. You will be amazed how fast it disappears. On Thursday, April 19, dare to take the double blind Double IPA challenge as they serve up blind tasting trays of double IPAs. Maybe you don’t like that beer as much as you’ve always thought.
Up on Lake City Way, Cooper’s Alehouse 10th Annual IPA Fest (April 6 – 27) is about to get underway. They have 75 IPAs lined up and ready to rotate throughout the festival. By this Friday, when the event officially kicks off, they expect to have at least 15 IPAs on tap. Keep an eye on Facebook and Twitter (links below) to know exactly what’s happening at Cooper’s.
The big news this year is that they’ll be pouring from “blind taps” throughout the festival, giving you the opportunity to blindly choose which IPA you like the best without being influenced by any preconceptions. The beers will be grouped appropriately to allow for fair comparisons. The blind tasting beers will only be available as sampler trays and everyone is encouraged to fill out a rating sheet and help Cooper’s determine this year’s top IPAs. They will change the blind tasting lineup every few days and reveal which beers were included in the previous blind tasting on Facebook, Twitter, and at the bar.
You can also order a sampler tray of any other set of IPAs. Of course you can order your beers the old fashioned way too: by the pint. They will be serving up different spicy foods each week to compliment the spiciness and bitterness of the beers.
Do you know of any other especially hoppy happenings this month?