Like all things, trite, good things eventually do not last. Recognizing the sun setting of another year for Pride Month, Stoup Brewing Company has announced the release of their fourth and final Pride Month IPA in Fabulous! IPA. Like a highly-sought after an encore or a game-ending grand slam, the brewery has saved the best for last with the release of this four-hop wonder.
Starting with Ahtanum, a hop with notes of grapefruit, floral, piney, and earth tones; the brewery sets the stage before inviting the legendary Simcoe to take a bow. Backing things up, the new generation of hops in Vic Secret and African queen are included, resulting in what has described by the brewers as a "virtual rainbow of flavors and aromas". Trust the brewers when they say,
"One pint of this beer and you'll be flipping your hair back, walking the room as if it's a runway and enjoying the adoration of friends and strangers alike."
Released this week, look for Fabulous! IPA is 6.8% ABV, 60 IBU, and available today at the brewery's taproom.
Stoup Brewing Company is located at 1108 NW 52nd Street in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood. For more information on Stoup Brewing Company, visit http://www.stoupbrewing.com.
About Stoup Brewing Company
"Two thirsty science nerds and a curious connoisseur walk in to a brew pub… Okay, so it wasn’t quite like that, but it might as well have been."
Stoup Brewing is a long held dream of Brad Benson and Lara Zahaba – two hopeless drink and chow hounds. That the two found each other twenty years ago seems fated – Brad, a scientist to the very last DNA strand, would proffer a hypothesis based on proximity and human nature, we’re sure (ahem). Whatever your take, the takeaway is this: Brad loves beer and has been a loyal student, courter, and crafter for years that number beyond his fingers and toes. Lara loves all things gastro – from a savory plate to a smart pour. The pair, professionally and recreationally, have spent the better part of their hours improving their palate’s quality of life. It was only a matter of time before they ponied up and joined the community of talented purveyors.
Enter, Robyn Schumacher – friend, teacher and self-professed beer geek graduated Cicerone. She had the same dream. Fitting that Robyn’s infatuation with beer bloomed under the tutelage of a Biology degree. Robyn’s regard for all things hop and malt only deepened while her teaching career flourished. Brewing in her spare time was the final hook. Call it what you will – the stars aligning, simultaneous fermentation – Stoup Brewing was born. We’re thrilled to be a part of Seattle’s burgeoning craft beer community in Ballard’s Brewing District.