Spring is in full swing in the Northwest and Summer is right around the corner. While I’m still enjoying plenty of tasty Stouts and Porters, the warming weather out there has begun to turn my palate back towards the hoppy beers of Spring and Summer. Ninkasi is preparing to satisfy that hop craving with the impending return, and new look, of their popular Maiden The Shade IPA.
Dubbed a ‘Summer IPA’ by Ninkasi, Maiden The Shade boasts a combination of eight different hops and flaked barley for a smooth finish. It will be available at Ninkasi and on craft beer store shelves wherever Ninkasi beers are sold starting on May 1st.