Spring is Here and IPA is in the Air

Strange Brewfest, Belgianfest, Barleywine Bacchanal, Hard Liver Fest, and the other local beer festivals of winter tend to focus on beers that are big, bold, and gut warming. Nary a regular beer to be found. It’s what we want in the Winter: crazy big beers.

But spring is here and suddenly a nice, normal beer sounds good. That is, if you consider IPA a normal style of beer. At the Beveridge Place Pub (blog sponsor), I.P.Aril is already underway. Tomorrow, Cooper’s Alehouse kicks off its annual IPA festival. It’s time to set aside those burly, barrel-aged barley bombs and pick up a comparatively light and refreshing IPA.

As the name implies, I.P.April spans the entire month. The Beveridge Place Pub in West Seattle promises to offer you a huge and rotating selection of regular IPAs, Imperial IPAs, Single-Hop IPAs, Black IPAs, Belgian IPAs, and so on. Amidst all of this IPA madness, regular pub events continue—such as tonight’s Anacortes Brewing brewers night event and this Sunday’s Catsino fundraiser.

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Kim enjoys a springtime IPA on the Beveridge Place Pub’s beveranda.


coopers_alehouseAcross town, at Cooper’s Alehouse on Lake City Way, they’ll rotate through more than 81 different IPAs over the course of the next couple weeks. Below we have the list of beers they expect to pour this year. In addition to other hopped up hoopla, you can order taster trays and sample multiple IPAs. One dollar from each taster tray will be donated to the Oso Mudslide Salvation Army relief fund. Keep an eye on the Cooper’s Alehouse Facebook page for more information.


Cooper’s Alehouse IPA Fest beers:

1) 7 Seas Rude Parrot IPA
2) 10 Barrel Apocalypse IPA
3) Airways Sky Hag Imperial IPA
4) American Brewing Breakaway IPA
5) Anacortes IPA
6) Avery Maharaja Imperial IPA
7) Backwoods Log Yard IPA
8) Bale Breaker Topcutter IPA
9) Ballast Point Sculpin IPA
10) Bear Republic Racer 5 IPA
11) Bear Republic Apex Strong IPA
12) Bellevue IPA
13) Big Al’s IPA
14) Black Raven Trickster IPA
15) Black Raven Wisdom Seeker
16) Boneyard RPM IPA
17) Boneyard Hop Venom
18) Breakside Wanderlust IPA
19) Brewdog Hardcore IPA
20) Brickyard IPA
21) Bridgeport Citra Hop Czar
22) Coronado Idiot IPA
23) Deschutes Pine Drops IPA
24) Deschutes Hop Henge Experimental IPA
25) Double Mountain Hop Lava
26) Diamond Knot IPA
27) Diamond Knot Industrial IPA
28) Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA
29) Double Mountain Hop Lava
30) Elysian “The Immortal” IPA (Double dry hopped)
31) Epic Hopulent IPA
32) Firestone Double Jack
33) Fort George Vortex IPA
34) Fremont Interurban IPA
35) Georgetown Lucille IPA
36) Georgetown Kiss Ass Blaster Twistin’ Triple IPA
37) Good Life Descender IPA
38) Great Divide Hercules Double IPA
39) Green Flash West Coast IPA
40) Green Flash Imperial IPA
41) Green Flash Green Bullet Triple IPA
42) Hale’s Supergoose IPA
43) Harmon Point Defiance IPA
44) Lagunitas IPA
45) Lagunitas Hop Stoopid
46) Lagunitas Maximus Imperial IPA
47) Laurelwood Hop Monkey IPA
48) Laughing Dog Alpha Dog IPA
49) Laurelwood Workhorse IPA
50) Lazy Boy IPA
51) Lazy Boy Double Trouble IPA
52) Left Coast Hop Juice
53) Mac & Jack’s IPA
54) Naked City Brute Force
55) Ninkasi Tricerahops
56) Oakshire Perfect Storm Double IPA
57) Odin Sigrun IPA
58) Old Schoolhouse Imperial IPA
59) Old Schoolhouse Ruud Awakening IPA
60) Oskar Blues Gubna Imperial IPA
61) pFriem IPA
62) Port Mongo Double IPA
63) Reel Ales Double Hodgson’s IPA
64) Reuben’s Brews Imperial IPA
65) Rogue XS I2PA
66) Schooner Exact 3 Grid IPA
67) Schooner Exact Evergreen Double IPA
68) Sierra Nevada Hoptimum
69) Sierra Nevada #291 IPA
70) Silver City Whoop Ass Double IPA
71) Snipes Mountain IPA
72) Southern Tier XIPA
73) Snoqaulmie Wildcat IPA
74) Stone Ruination
75) Stone Enjoy By 4.20.14 Double IPA
76) Stoup IPA
77) Trade Route Crazy Bitch
78) Two Beers Evolution IPA
79) Two Beers Forester Double IPA
80) Uinta Hop Notch IPA
81) Victory Hop Wallop IPA

Plus a few more recent additions to the list

Double Mountain Molten Lava
Unita Detour Double IPA
Lazy Boy Triple IPA