image courtesy of FBoosman's Flickr page Seattle, WA – Already into Mid-July and it's hard to believe that the year is already half over. Thoughts remain on sunshine, times spent out in the water, and of course a great beer. Recently Pyramid reminded us they haven’t forgotten about those loyal Ignition Series fanatics, which is why they are releasing another beer series, numbering three.

Pyramid not wanting to be one to follow trends has gone alone in the realm of ‘black’ or Cascadian dark ales by releasing Discord Dark India Pale Ale. Here is what they had to say about their newest Ignition Series beer, Discord Dark India Pale Ale. Here is what they had to say about this upcoming beer.

Pyramid Breweries announces the third offering in the Ignition Series – a line up of unconventional brews that set out to ignite conversation and satisfy the discerning palates of those looking for more beer in their beer – Discord Dark IPA. A growing style in the Northwest, Dark IPA’s feature all the tasty attributes of a standard IPA, yet juxtaposed against a black malt canvas. Discord is not short on character, with a prominent malt profile that meets up with the bitterness and hop presence from five different hops. A variety of roasted malts provide color and flavor, yet this beer has a lighter body reminiscent of an IPA, not heavy like a porter or stout.

“Discord is a phenomenal interpretation of an emerging style, “said Mike Brown, Commissioner of Inspiration and Aspiration. “The Ignition Series has been great for our brewers to showcase their creativity as we explore a range of styles and new beers that are brewed to turn it on. Barbed Wire and Outburst were very well received and we’re extremely excited about the release of Discord. It’s a great beer.”

Discord Dark IPA powers in as the third offering in a successful series of draft-only Ignition
beers. Leading the charge with Barbed Wire Imperial Hefeweizen and Outburst Imperial IPA, the Ignition Series continues to impress and surprise the palates of consumers looking for new and challenging tiers of exploration beyond Pyramid’s year-round and seasonal offerings.

Discord will be available from August – October, or until the kegs are gone, whichever comes first. An additional Ignition Series beer, Super Snow Cap, has been added to the line-up and is scheduled to carry the Series from November throughout the rest of the year. –source, Pyramid Breweries

Beer Geek Specifications

Availability: August – October
Style: Dark IPA
Malts: 2-Row, C-80, Munich, Black, Carafa II
Hops: Nugget, Centennial, Mt. Hood, Amarillo, Simcoe
ABV: 6.5%
IBU: 69

As always we remind you, if you can’t find it on draft at your local bar, pub, restaurant, or even bottleshop, ask them to get a keg!

About Pyramid Brewing Co.

Pyramid Brewing Co. is a leading brewer of specialty, full-flavored craft beers produced under the Pyramid family of ales and lagers.  Pyramid beers continue to be honored by beer drinkers and judges having received 22 medals at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF), including a gold medal awarded to Haywire Hefeweizen in 2009 as well as the honor of Mid-size Brewery of the Year in 2008.  The brewery has also been awarded seven medals in international competition at the World Beer Cup.  With breweries in Seattle, WA, Portland, OR, and Berkeley, CA, the Company owns Alehouses at all three locations as well as two additional Pyramid Alehouses in Walnut Creek and Sacramento, CA.


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