image courtesy Fort George BrewingThis is a reminder to head out and grab a can of Fort George Suicide Squeeze IPA.

Packaged on draft and in 16oz cans, Suicide Squeeze is a collaboration with Suicide Squeeze Records. If the record label isn't familiar to you, then you've never heard of artists like Modest Mouse, Elliott Smith, or Pedro the Lion.

But even if you aren’t a fan of the brewery or the record label, you can't deny yourself the opportunity to wrap your mitts around a can, designed by Seattle artist Jesse Ledoux.

Reflecting on the beer, Suicide Squeeze IPA is 'sessionable' at 4.50% ABV. Described by the co-owner Jack Morris as an IPA with "... all of the hop aroma and flavor you’ve come to expect from a Fort George IPA."  For the home brew minded the beer is comprised of Organic two-row barley and hopped with Mosaic and Citra hops. "Crisp, floral, and bursting with flavor, Suicide Squeeze IPA is an ode to springtime in the Northwest."

“We don’t make beer for style-guidelines, we just make beer that tastes great,” has always been the motto of Jack Harris.  As Fort George Brew Master and co-owner, he has seen the brewery blossom from a small start-up pub to the 10th fastest growing brewery in the country in 2012, as ranked by The New Yorker.  Celebrating its 7th anniversary, Fort George continues to think outside the box with unique collaborations, can designs, and beers.  But of course, the goal is the same – to make something for the pure enjoyment of it.

Find Suicide Squeeze India Pale Ale where you find cans of Vortex IPA or Cavatica Stout.


About Jess Ledoux

Born in Portland, Oregon, Jesse worked for many years as an art director for Seattle-based Sub Pop Records.  There he created iconic album and poster artwork for groups like Death Cab for Cutie, Iron and Wine, and The Shins (for which he earned a Best Recording Package Grammy Nomination for Chutes Too Narrow).  In 2004 he started his own design business, LeDouxville, and continues to work on commercial illustration and collaborative projects.

About Suicide Squeeze Records

Suicide Squeeze Records is also releasing the Fort George 7”, a collection of four classic tracks plus a download code to a music sampler. This amber “beer” colored vinyl with the hypnotic snake logo will be limited to 1,000 copies and feature these Northwest artists:

Modest Mouse – “A Life of Arctic Sounds”

Black Mountain – “Voices”

Elliott Smith – “Division Day”

Minus the Bear – “Pachuca Sunrise (acoustic version)”