It seems these days that there’s a ‘National Day’ for just about everything. We have National Hamburger Day, National Random Acts Of Kindness Day, National Chocolate Chip Day, National Book Lover’s Day, etc. etc. The list is nearly endless, with more ‘National Days’ than there are days of the year. One such day on the list you may care about as a craft beer lover is coming up on August 7th. That day? That would be National IPA Day.
Granted, who needs a special day to celebrate IPA’s, right? For hopheads like me, nearly every day is IPA day. I don’t need to wait for a special occasion, but that doesn’t mean I don’t also enjoy it when a special day dedicated to one of my favorite beer styles comes around.
Last year’s IPA Invitational was held at The Noble Fir but, this year, the festival will be held one week after National IPA Day, on August 7th, at The Sixgill. The tap list for this event is still being assembled, but most of the beers that will be there are known.
Here is the preliminary tap list from The Sixgill (a few more as yet unconfirmed beers will be added soon):
- 21st Amendment Hop Crisis Imperial IPA
- Avery Anniversary Ale Imperial India Brown
- Bear Republic Mach 10 Imperial IPA
- Black Market Liberation Imperial IPA
- Boundary Bay Imperial IPA
- Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail Imperial IPA
- Georgetown Lovely Reida Imperial IPA
- Great Divide Showdown Rye Imperial IPA
- Green Flash Le Freak Belgian Imperial IPA
- Hopworks Ace of Spades Imperial IPA
- Laurelwood Megafauna Imperial IPA
- Oakshire Glen’s Hop Vice Triple IPA
- Pelican Imperial IPA
- Port Anniversary Imperial IPA
- Reuben’s Blimey That’s Bitter!
- Sierra Nevada Hoptimum Imperial IPA
- Snipes Mountain Vaquero Imperial IPA
- Stone RuinTen Imperial IPA
That’s a pretty good looking, and rather West coast-leaning list, which is just fine by me. Even a few Seattle favorites, like Lovely Reida from Georgetown Brewing, Boundary Bay Imperial IPA and Reuben’s Brews’ Triple IPA – Blimey That’s Bitter will be there. If you get hungry while you’re there, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding a delicious choice to accompany our IPAs on The Sixgill’s fresh and ever-changing menu.
For more information about this event, you can contact The Sixgill at 206-466-2846 or just drop by: 3417 Evanston Ave N, Seattle.
Drink responsibly and stay safe out there.