Inspired by British Brown Ales, this is a deep ruby to dark brown ale that features more assertive hopping and dark grain character than its ancestors. A classic example of how American brewers took styles from Europe, put them on steroids, and released them to our hop-loving public.
A collision between Witbier and American IPA, this beer features fruity yeast character from Belgian yeast, the spices common in a Witbier, and the heavy hopping of an American IPA. A true mashup style that is relatively recent in the beer world.
Seemingly oxymoronic, this is a dark beer that remains hop forward, delicately balancing roasted malts and heavy hopping rates to create a wonderfully unique brew. It has fallen in and out of favor with brewers over the years, but seems to be enjoying a small resurgence recently.