The Loud Lady is Back & She’s Got a Sister

Were you fortunate enough to meet the Loud Lady last time she was here? If not, get ready. She’s back. Loud Lady Imperial IPA will be released today (Tuesday, January 21) at both Airways Brewing  locations – the taproom at the brewery and the bistro in downtown Kent.

Let me assure you that Loud Lady is a hop-lovers dream. This big, boisterous beer clocks in at “200 IBUs.” I should note that conventional brewing science suggests that you can’t really measure IBUs when they get that high, and experts will tell you that the human palate cannot detect anything over about 75 or 100 IBUs, so let’s call it a theoretical 200 IBUs. One thing is certain, this beer packs a big enough punch to make you believe in 200 IBUs. Heck, this beer is hoppy enough to make me believe in the Easter Bunny.

To produce a 10-barrel batch of Loud Lady, Brewmaster Alex Dittmar uses a total of 52 pounds of hops. I’m not good at math, but by my ciphering that’s more than two pounds of hops per keg. That’s a lot. For more information about the beer, check out the post we did last June when the Loud Lady made her first appearance.

Airways Brewing (blog sponsor) also announced the impending release of Very Loud Lady Triple IPA. That beer will be part of the upcoming Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow. See our previous posts about that series of events.

Airways Brewing Company Brings Back Loud Lady™ Imperial IPA, and Introduces Very Loud Lady™ Triple IPA

“A beer as big as her mouth…”

Kent-based microbrewery re-releases limited-edition Northwest-style Imperial IPA on draft, and introduces new Triple IPA.

KENT, Wash. (January 21, 2014) – Say hello to Loud Lady Imperial IPA™, the second release of  this limited-edition beer from the Kent-based brewery’s line of delicious handcrafted beers. With a special run just in time for Spring, this delicious, Northwest-style IPA is released only twice a year in small batches.

“We’re happy to welcome the Loud Lady back for its annual January draught release,” said Alex Dittmar, owner and head brewer at Airways Brewing Company. “We last released this beer in June of 2013, and it received an overwhelmingly positive response. So much so, that we constantly get asked when it’s coming back. While this time it’s draught only, it’ll be back in bottles again this summer.”

Loud Lady IPA is brewed with more than 52 pounds of Cascade, Chinook, Centennial, and Simcoe hops added to each 10-barrel batch. Deep gold in color with a strong hop flavor and aroma, Loud Lady is a big beer, but also an easy-drinking one.

Beginning Tuesday, January  21, Loud Lady Imperial IPA will be available on draught at both the Airways Brewing Tap Room in the Kent industrial area and the Airways Beer & Bistro in Downtown Kent. The beer will also be available on draught around the Puget Sound area starting January 21.

The Loud Lady Imperial IPA will be followed by the introduction of the Very Loud Lady™ Triple IPA. Very Loud Lady will be released at both Airways locations on Monday, February 17th and was brewed as part of the Washington Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow, with event locations and dates as follows:

Monday, February 17 at Brouwer’s Café (Seattle)

Thursday, February 20 at Pike Pub and Brewery (Seattle)

Wednesday, February 26 at Special Brews (Lynnwood)

Wednesday, March 5  at Pint Defiance (Tacoma)

Thursday, March 13 at Naked City Brewery and Taphouse (Seattle)

In addition to Loud Lady IPA on draught, craft beer enthusiasts can pick up the brewery’s flagship Sky Hag IPA and Chocolate Stout in 22-ounce bottles. Pre Flight Pilsner and Maylani’s Coconut Stout are available in 16-oz cans. Pints, tasters and growlers of all of these beers and more can also be found at the Airways Brewing Tap Room or Airways Brewing Beer & Bistro in historic downtown Kent.

For more information about Airways Brewing and its selection of handcrafted brews, be sure to follow Airways Brewing Company on Facebook , Twitter, Instagram, or visit www.airwaysbrewing.com.

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