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Bristol taps IPA to celebrate week that celebrates beer

Published: May 15, 2014, 8:38 pm, by Stephanie Earls

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As a young child, I remember asking my mom on Mother’s Day why a special day wasn’t set aside to celebrate kids.

“Because every day is Kid’s Day,” she told me. 

That said, Happy 9th Annual American Craft Beer Week!

To mark the occasion, Bristol Brewing Company is releasing the first of seven Brewhouse Series beers at a 5:30 p.m. celebration today in the Bristol Pub at the Ivywild School, 1605 S. Cascade Ave. 

The Imperial IPA is described as the stronger, hoppier cousin to Compass, the brewery’s perennial IPA offering. 

“It’s all about the hops,” said owner Mike Bristol, in a press release about the event. “Our Imperial IPA uses a ton of great American hops, and, incidentally, each of those varieties of hops has been featured individually in our Single Hop IPA series. The combination creates a big flavor for IPA fans; it’s like taking the scenic route for their hop-craving taste buds.”

The release party will feature live music from John Stone, a hop challenge and swag giveaways, all starting with an official kick-off tasting and toast led by Bristol. The beer will be on tap and in 22 oz. bombers in the Bristol Pub and in local restaurants, bars and liquor stores in the Springs. Visit bristolbrewing.com.