To provide hopheads with a new fix in 2017, 21st Amendment Brewery (San Leandro, California) has officially added Blah Blah Blah IPA to their Year-Round lineup.
In today’s world of craft beer, consumers have displayed a voracious and unending appetite for all things hoppy. If “IPA” is somewhere in the beer’s title or description on a tap list, odds are that it is going to get some serious attention. This style’s popularity is ever-growing and its varieties seem infinite – West Coast IPA, East Coast IPA, Double IPA, Triple IPA, White IPA, Black IPA, Hazy IPA, Coffee IPA, Rye IPA, and the list goes on and on and on . . .
To keep up with and stand out in a market that is currently inundated with these beers, 21st Amendment Brewery has released Blah Blah Blah IPA as “a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the popularity of the IPA style and all its sub-styles that have become part of craft beer conversations and offerings.” The name may have been chosen to poke some fun, but the beer itself is quite serious when it comes to its hops. Blah Blah Blah is an Imperial Red India Pale Ale that has been “jam packed with Mosaic, Citra and the latest Idaho 7 hop, and . . . 2 pounds per barrel of dry-hops” to impart all of the “noteworthy elements associated with hop’s bitterness, flavor and aroma.” For a clearer idea of what to expect from this new offering, here is how Shaun O’Sullivan, co-founder of 21st Amendment Brewery, describes Blah Blah Blah IPA:
“Baird Crystal 70 is the primary malt used and the nutty sweet character of this particular malt gives Blah Blah Blah a red hue while the addition of biscuit and dark Munich malts grant the brew a delicate toastiness,” adds O’Sullivan. “The bitterness is assertive, but balanced by a subtle sweetness—all part of the plan of course. Late in the boil we threw in a few aroma hops such as Centennial, Ahtanum, Amarillo and Mosaic which combined give to the beer a more hop-quenching flavor than our current IPA lineup.”
Blah Blah Blah IPA was officially released into distribution on Wednesday, February 1. This new Year-Round offering is available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Florida and throughout the rest of 21st Amendment’s 25-state distribution area. If this sounds like the beer for you, just walk into your favorite beer spot, look the bartender dead in the eye and confidently say, “I want a Blah Blah Blah IPA.” If done correctly, laughs, good times and a tasty brew are sure to follow. Prost!
Vital Information for Blah Blah Blah IPA from 21st Amendment Brewery
Release – Year-Round, launches February 2017
Style – American Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 8%
IBUs – 65
Featured Hops – Mosaic, Citra, Idaho 7, Centennial, Ahtanum, Amarillo, Chinook, Simcoe, & Equinox
Featured Malt – Baird Crystal 70
Distribution – FL, CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH, MA, NY, IL, NJ, DC, NV, DE, MD, VT, RI, PA, NH, ME, VA, GA, SC & NC
Beer Finder – http://21st-amendment.com/find-some/