With Harvey, the Texas Gulf Coast’s first major tropical storm of the season, looming off the coast, we’ve started thinking about what beers we’d like to make sure and have in our fridge just in case things get rough, and the thought struck us…
Why don’t we stock up on tropical beers for tropical storms?!
Many of the hot, new hop varietals like Mosaic, Galaxy, Citra and Amarillo are prized for their bright, tropical fruit character. Their use in Pale Ales and IPAs have created a deluge of beautiful hop forward beers like:
American Pale Ale, 4.7%
Saint Arnold Brewing Company (Houston, TX)
We can’t get enough of this beautiful hop juiciness! Crisp, lean and light with an IPAs worth of flavor, but less bitterness and alcohol.
Real Ale Axis
American IPA, 7.1%
Real Ale Brewing Company (Blanco, TX)
The amount of excitement that was shared by our staff when word came that Real Ale would be canning this was overwhelming! Bold enough to get us through until the power comes back on!
American IPA, 8.6%
Community Beer Company (Dallas, TX)
One of the first Mosaic hop focused Texas IPAs, and it’s still a crowd favorite. The balance and ease is deceiving, because the alcohol is higher than average for the style.
American IPA, 6.7%
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company (Chico, CA)
America’s hop forefathers have thrown their hat into the tropical IPA ring with a variation of the Torpedo Extra IPA, focused on some of the new hop varietals that we’ve all come to love.
American IPA, 8.5%
Boulevard Brewing Company (Kansas City, MO)
This one’s been around for a couple of years now and we’ve gotten a chance to try it alongside some of the most prized IPAs out there and it stands shoulder to shoulder with other top tier offerings.