It's only the second National IPA Day ever, so if it's not on your calendar, fine. But you gotta admit, India Pale Ale is one of civilization's saner inspirations for a holiday: nobody died or was tortured; nobody has to fast or give up anything; nobody has to commune with the dead or celebrate war.
All you have to do is be glad a good beer was created and enjoy the hell out of it.
Like, go by Epic Brewing and enjoy 20% off food in the Tapless Tap Room while sampling some of Epic’s award-winning IPAs: Hopulent IPA (Bronze Medal winner at the European Beer Star Awards, 2011), Imperial IPA (Bronze Medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival, 2011).
And don’t forget our Spiral Jetty IPA, created using seven different hops and ultra-premium Maris Otter malt.
Or go to the beer-tasting dinner Squatters Pub Brewery is presenting with The Bombay House's chef Daniel Shanthakumar. The multi-course authentic Indian dinner will be paired with Squatters traditional India Pale Ale, the hugely popular double IPA Hop Rising and a brand-new limited edition IPA, Monsoon Monster.
This bottle-conditioned IPA containing Falconers Flight and other exceptional hops, if you're beer-nut enough to appreciate that And hops is what IPA, originally brewed in England for export to India, is all about. Squatters brewmasters Jason Stock and Dan Burick worked on this high-alcohol brew along with John Harris, an award-winning brewer from Oregon.
Call–right now–801-581-0222 for reservations.
Here's the extensive menu. It seems like it's going to take a lot of hops to make your way through it…
Assorted appetizers served with mint and tamarind chutneys
Naan - A variety of traditional oven-toasted flat breads
Vegetable Coconut Kurma
Monsoon Monster is available at Squatters for $5.99 a bottle, so you can also do your own IPA celebration and let Squatters and Epic battle it out.