The second day of my beer journey saw me driving almost all the way across the beautiful state of California (from Reno, Nevada to Chico, California). So it was no surprise that by the time I made it to Sierra Nevada I was hankerin’ for a beer. More specifically for a beer with some hops! Being that I don’t get up that way very often I wanted to try something that I hadn’t had before and probably wouldn’t get access to again. I scanned the back page of their beer menu and saw a Black IPA that caught my eye. It was part of their Beer Camp series, so I knew that this might be my only chance. With the sun setting I made my first beer order.
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On the second day of my vacation I stopped in at Great Basin Brewing Co.’s Sparks, Nevada location to try some of their beers. Since I didn’t want to drink too much or stay too long I decided to just get a sampler. They let you choose your own beers so I picked 6 beers that spanned the gamut of their offerings. One of my six picks was tapped out, so I just went with five instead.
After leaving the Stone Brewery I made my way to Vista, California to check out Mother Earth Brew Co. I rolled into the parking lot without about one hour left before they were to close, so I knew I was going to have to go straight for the good stuff. I made my way to the counter and scanned the beer board… and THE CRUCIBLE called out to me.
The Crucible is a Cascadian Dark Ale/Black IPA with 88 IBUs and an 8% ABV. Continue reading
Pitch Black IPA is a seasonal beer (January-April) from Widmer Brothers Brewing. This American Black Ale/Cascadian Dark Ale/Black IPA has 65 IBUs and 6.5% ABV.
Hop in the Dark is one of the new seasonal beers from Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery. This Cascadian Dark Ale/Black IPA/American Black Ale is available May-September, has 75 IBUs and has an ABV of 6.5%.
Iniquity Imperial Black Ale is a an IPA with a 9.0% ABV. It’s brewed using 2-row pale malt, debittered black malt, Chinook and cascade hops, with a Willamette hop back and dried cascade and centennial hops.