August 4, 2011 marked the first ever International IPA Day. This global celebration of IPA was the brainchild of Ashley Routson and Ryan A. Ross. To join in on the celebration in San Francisco I helped organize an event with Rosamunde Sausage Grill on Mission St.
Deschutes Brewery calls their American-style Black Ale, also known as Black IPA, a Cascadian Dark Ale, which reflects the nature of it’s origin. This beer is a great example of what happens when you innovate to combine a hoppy, bitter IPA with a roasty, chocolatey porter.