Spring is a time to celebrate nature’s greatest gifts. For example, Humulus Lupulus. Hops. At the Beveridge Place Pub they call it IPApril. Clever name. At Cooper’s Alehouse they just call it an IPA Fest, but rest assured they take it just as seriously. Whatever you call it, April is a lupulin lover’s delight at these two venerable beer bars.
According to the folks at the Beveridge Place – “All month long, half our taps are running at 60+ IBUs! IPAs, Imperial IPAs, Double IPAs, Black IPAs, Single Hop IPAs, we’ll have them all (or as many as you can safely consume) for the entire month of April!”
At Cooper’s Alehouse -“April 9th-30th. Over 40 IPA’s on draft with samplers, brewers nights, and specials all fest. Check the Beer tab (on their Web site) for all of the upcoming beers and brewers nights.”
They have two different approaches to the humulus hootenanny. At the Beveridge Place, the game plan is simple: the beer menu is focused on IPAs. Go there, gaze at the menu, pick a pint. At Cooper’s they are a bit more organized: serving up sampler trays of four beers along with scoring sheets to tally up customer evaluations. These are both noble approaches to hop worship.
Here is a photo from Cooper’s that shows the beer list from Saturday, April 11th (submitted by Bob Sharble). That’s a darned impressive list of IPAs, for sure!