Dark Days Black IPA
We first brewed this beer to kick off the Latona’s Winter Beer Series in 2009. Proprietor Bob Brenlin asked us to make a special beer that he could serve at the Latona, Hopvine, and Fiddler’s Inn, and since it was set to debut on the Winter Solstice, the darkest day of the year, especially here in Seattle, we were only too hoppy to oblige: we squished together the best aspects of Porter and IPA, keeping the dark malt complexity while pairing it with the assertive hop spiciness of Centennials. Black India Pale Ale is oxymoronic, of course, so we like to call this a Cascadian Dark Ale, to reflect the fact that our weather here is generally dark and we like our beers with hops and introspection. O.G. 17 P, 6.5% ABV, 75 IBU.