04 August 2011

Today is International IPA Day

If you keep up with the beer internet, you've probably heard a thing or two about International IPA Day.  Sounds pretty important, right?  Well, sort of.  Here at Hoosier Beer Geek, we're a bunch of cynics.  So when some bloggers got together and decided to make an "International #IPADay" and actually include the Twitter hashtag in the title, it received a big collective eye roll in the secret HBG lair.  Our first question was "How is this an international thing?"  We quickly found the "international" part is because Epic out of New Zealand and Summer Wine from England are participating.  I guess the US plus 2 breweries from other countries is enough to fit the definition of "international," so I can't really take issue there.  Even though it does sort of bother me.

We promptly ignored it because we're curmudgeons and try to avoid internet trends and fads.  We're also hypocrites because we're a blog and we all have twitter and facebook accounts.  When local bars got involved, it was hard to not pay attention.  No matter how much we're disenchanted with the idea of a fabricated holiday to celebrate the most popular craft beer style in America, we have to pay respect to the influx of IPA available at local bars today.  I guess if there's a National Chocolate Cake Day, beer styles may as well have one too.

Here's a list of all the wacky IPA Day events and releases that we know of:

Upland Tap Room - Indy
  • 3 Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf
  • Flat 12 Half Cycle
  • Upland Dragonfly IPA dry-hopped with Galaxy hops firkin tapping
Chumley's - Indy
  • 7:30pm Upland Dragonfly IPA dry-hopped with Galaxy hops firkin tapping
  • 3 Floyds Dreadnaught
  • 3 Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf
  • Sun King Cream Dream 4
  • Moylan Moylander DIPA
Mass Ave Pub
  • Bell's Two Hearted
  • Breckenridge 471
  • Flat 12 Summer Cycle
  • Sun King Cream Dream 4
  • Flying Dog Double Dog - bottle
  • Founders Double Trouble - bottle
  • Great Divide Rumble - bottle
  • He'Brew Lennie's RyePA - bottle
  • Moylan Moylander DIPA - bottle
  • New Holland Imperial IPA - bottle
  • Two Brothers Hop Juice - bottle
  • Tyranena Bitter Woman - bottle
Tomlinson Tap Room
  • People's Amazon Princess
  • Flat 12 Summer Cycle
  • 3 Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf
  • New Albanian Hoptimus
  • Figure 8 Where Lizards Dare
  • Bloomington Dbl Hopped Mild
  • Something from The RAM
  • Something from Sun King
How are you celebrating IPA Day?  Know of something special at your local bar or brewery?  Share it in the comments!


  1. Thanks for the list. Looks like I'm hitting Tomlinson on my way to Upland this evening.

  2. International Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Russian Stout day is November 17th! #BBAIRSDay !

  3. Beer Sellar has
    Three Floyds Arctic Panzer
    Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree
    Hair of the Dog Blue Dot
    Bloomington Brewing Rooftop IPA
    New Albanian Hoptimus
    Barley Island Barfly
    Bells Two Hearted
    New Holland Mad Hatter
    New Holland Imperial Hatter

  4. Awesome list at The Beer Sellar!