Lovers of hoppy beer will note that Thursday, August 1 is IPA Day.
Founded in 2011, by the Colorado-based Brewers Association to “unite craft beer enthusiasts, bloggers and brewers worldwide, using social media as the common arena for connecting the conversation.,” it claims not to “serve any particular beer brand.”
Here in Atlanta, there are at least two breweries celebrating IPA Day:
August 1, IPA Day, SweetWater Brewing Co. — IPA inspired casks, hop-induced brews from the cellar, and food. $10 includes souvenir tasting glass, tasting tickets, and brewery tour. sweetwaterbrew.com
August 1, 3, 5 – IPA Week, Monday Night Brewing — Each public tour day they will be tap a cask of Eye Patch Ale. $10 includes souvenir tasting glass, tasting tickets, and brewery tour. mondaynightbrewing.com
Sweetwater and Monday Night missed out on the final ranking of the 25 Best Craft Breweries in America, posted on Tuesday by The Daily Meal.
In fact, Tampa’s Cigar City (ranked at No. 5, below Founders, Boulevard,
Stone, and No. 1 Dogfish Head) was the only Southern brewery on the list.
Unless, of course, we can claim those new Sierra Nevada, New Belgium and Oskar Blues breweries open or opening in North Carolina.
If you dare, see the complete The Daily Meal rankings here: www.thedailymeal.com/25-best-craft-breweries-america
Are you celebrating IPA Day?
What do you think of The Daily Meal rankings?
— By Bob Townsend, Food and More blog.