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Well folks, it looks like IPA Day is back.
If you’re unfamiliar with this hoppy little holiday, here’s the scoop: Held on the first Thursday of every August, IPA day is an opportunity for breweries, bloggers, homebrewers, bar owners, or, better yet, all beer enthusiasts to come together for one big, global toast to the iconic India Pale Ale.
This year it’s happening August 1st.
For the last two years, groups of beer aficionados have gathered across the country for special events featuring the IPA. Participants were encouraged to spread the love through social media, utilizing the all-holy hashtag #IPADay to share events, photos, tasting notes, anecdotes, etc. Last year, around 12,000 tweets went out using the hashtag #IPADay, leading to more than 10 million impressions on Twitter.
Below we’ve listed how a few Austin establishments plan on celebrating. Keep checking this spot for updates as the third annual IPA Day draws closer, and let us know if you have any events to add:
Austin Homebrew Supply
AHS is offering 20% off 3 of their most popular IPA clone recipes (Harpoon, Goose Island & Stone IPA.) through Friday.
Black Sheep Lodge
(512) Brewing will be in the house from 7-9pm for a “Meet the Brewer” night featuring their double IPA.
Black Star Co-op
Black Star will be offering a special IPA flight available for $8, which includes Vulcan, Narcissus, and two guest IPAs.
The Brew Exchange
the Brew Exchange will have $2 off all IPA’s and featuring:
512 IPA, Austin Beerworks Fire Eagle, Thirsty Planet Buckethead, Dogfish Head 60 Min, Ballast Point Sculpin, Ballast Point Dorado, Founders Centennial IPA, Firestone Walker Union Jack, Firestone Walker Double Jack, Green Flash West Coast IPA, Green Flash Imperial, Lagunitas IPA, Stone IPA and Stone Ruin Ten.
The Dig Pub
The Dig will have a few new IPAs on just for IPA day, Including Dogfish Head 90 minute IPA and & Austin Beerworks Half IPA, plus a to be named IPA for $2.50 all night.
Hi Hat Public House
Hi Hat Public House will be offering $1 off IPAs all day Thursday. They will have many great IPAs on tap, including: Firestone Walker Wookey Jack & Double Jack, Founders All Day IPA, Ballast Point Dorado, Greenflash Imperial IPA, Sixpoint Resin, Great Divide Hercules DIPA and Hop & Grain A Pale Mosaic, Stone/ Brewdog Bashah collab, Ranger Creek IPA and Wicked Beaver Hoperation IPA (only keg in town!).
Easy Tiger will be offering $1 off draft IPAs all day. They will also be doing random bottle giveaways of Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA and Lagunitas Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale starting during Happy Hour (4-7pm) and continuing throughout the night. IPAs available on draft will include: Avery 20th Anniversary Double IPA, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA (Randalled), Dogfish Head Sixty-One, Dogfish Head 120 Minute IPA, Great Divide Hercules Double IPA, Harpoon Leviathan Imperial IPA, Lagunitas West Coast IPA and Sierra Nevada Torpedo Extra IPA.
North by Northwest
NXNW will have three IPAs on for #IPAday: Green Menace double, Kodiak & Darkside!
Uncle Billy’s will be celebrating IPA a day late on August 2 and will be offering $3 Pints of Green Room IPAs, a $15 BIG ASS Steak & Fries special and 1/2 Price Mug Club Memberships.
The Whip In
The Whip In will be offering $3 IPAs all day.
Pinthouse Pizza will be offering a special IPA tasting flight, as well as a special dry hopped Man ‘O War. Details are on the flyer below!
Not in Austin? Check out the event calendar over at Craftbeer.com for a list of national events.