Tapwerks general manager Greg Powell confirms the following:
-The bar will put all of its IPAs on special that week. $4 for all of them.
-The bar will have about 25 IPAs to choose from that night.
-Tapwerks will have three firkins of special IPAs, one each from COOP, Marshall, and Choc.
-Choc is bringing a double black IPA.
-COOP is bringing a special extra-dry-hopped F5 IPA.
-The bar will have food specials incorporating IPA on Aug. 4.
-There may be T-shirts available from local and national breweries.
So what is International IPA Day all about? Here’s a description:
International IPA Day is a grassroots movement to unite the voices of craft beer enthusiasts, bloggers, and brewers worldwide through social media. On Thursday, Aug. 4, craft beer drinkers across the social sphere and across the globe will raise pints in a collective toast to one of craft beer’s most iconic styles: the India Pale Ale. This celebrated style represents the pinnacle of brewing innovation with its broad spectrum of diverse brands, subcategories, and regional flavor variations – making it the perfect style to galvanize craft beer’s social voice.
IPA Day is an opportunity for breweries, bloggers, businesses and consumers to connect and share their love of craft beer. Getting involved is easy; the only requirements are an appreciation for great beer and the will to spread the word. Anyone can participate by enjoying IPA with friends, making some noise online with the #IPADay hashtag, and showing the world that craft beer is more than a trend!
So there you have it. The Thirsty Beagle is carefully formulating his own plans for IPA Day. I know it will inolve an IPA or three. So I’ve got a good start.
Beer news and links
-Mustang Brewing Co. announced today that its Washita Wheat was awarded a gold medal from the Beverage Tasting Institute in the World Beer Championships. I may just have to have a can of Washita Wheat to celebrate!
-Wild Brew is less than two weeks away. Tickets are still available at www.wildbrew.org.
-Marshall Brewing is having a pint night at 5 p.m. today at Main Street Tavern in Broken Arrow.
-If you’re looking for free tickets to Beerfest VII (more to come on this event on the blog this week), go to the 51st Street Speakeasy tonight from 7 to 8 p.m.