Thursday, December 8, 2011

Is White the New Black IPA?

Do you think he likes black and white cookies?
Just a quick Yuletide interruption, but I got the chance to try something new from Saranac Brewery in Utica, NY. Their-ready-for-drinking-as-of-yesterday, IPA-ified Belgian White Ale. I gotta say—as far as the two ounces I tried—it hit all the right notes. Wheat, coriander, citrus and good punch of Citra hops. Could this be a new trend on the beery horizon—what was black is now white? It's like that Star Trek episode where Frank Gorshin had to run around the Enterprise painted half black and half white—Oh, the duality of IPA!

Although, Saranac may have hit upon something here—a beer that caters to both the Blue Moon lovers as well as the the hoppy McIPAers. If I were them, I'd call it Saranac One Stone—as in killing two birds with one stone.

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