Beer Week: Hazy IPA Tasting Event
Most of us are by this point in time are familiar with the beer known as the IPA. An abbreviation for India Pale Ale, IPAs are usually on the hoppier side of the beers existing in the pale ale category, although even this distinction leaves tremendous amount of room for experimentation. One of the most popular sub-types of IPAs currently on the market is the Hazy IPA. Made with a balanced blend of citrus hops, Hazy IPAs – so-called because of their cloudy color – are a New England original renowned for their striking happiness as well as their fruity notes, including mango and strawberry, that do a tremendous job of cutting down on the bitterness that would otherwise be present. It should come as no surprise that this type of beer is now one of the most sought after, and brewers around the world are all working to perfect their own unique spin on the instant classic.
If you are already a fan of Hazy IPAs, or if all of this has made you wish that you could dive deep into the delicious world of these yummy beverages, then have we a treat for you. During the 11th Annual San Francisco Beer Week there will be a special event devoted just to the experience of drinking Hazy IPAs.
The Hazy Train is one of the Beer Week events that will take you all over the city, although this time with a group. With Pubcast Worldwide as well as The Hoptimist leading the way, you and your group will start at Cellarmaker Brewing, located in SOMA. As you make your way throughout the city, you will stop at numerous local brewing companies where samples will be waiting for you. Included in the scheduled stops are local favorites like:
- Barebottle Brewing
- Laughing Monk
- Local Brewing
Each of the locations where we go will feature plenty of snacks, and food trucks, now an ubiquitous presence throughout the city on such events as these, will also be near at hand to offer you and your new friends a chance to stimulate your taste buds and keep your energy high and mighty.
The Hazy Train will begin at 2:00 on the afternoon of Saturday, February 2nd. It will run until approximately 6:30 in the evening. Tickets are currently available at $99 per person.