In the last twelve months, the craft beer world has welcomed new flavors from a slew of emerging styles including the rye saison (Avery’s Eighteen), the wheat IPA (El Segundo Brewing’s Picket Fence) and the seasonal imperial pumpkin ale (Flying Dog’s The Fear). But no new style was more exciting for lovers of intense beers than the delicious marrying of dark malts, floral hops and high alcohol content that is a Double Black IPA.
I found four locally available versions of these monsters and made a year-end list for the Weekly.
- Stone 15th Anniversary
- Drakes Jolly Rodger 2011
- Uinta Dubhe
- Black Market 2nd Anniversary