Stoup Thayer's IPA
image courtesy Stoup Brewing Company

image courtesy Stoup Brewing Company

Released Late August

When you own your own business, sometimes you gotta brew on your kid's birthday. The least you can do is name the beer after him, right? Thayer may not be old enough to taste the beer, but if he could, we're sure he'd be happy about the hop party going on here. Simcoe, Citra, Mosaic and HBC 692 bring the citrus, pine, stonefruit and mango deliciousness. Now we just have to deal with hurt feelings from his sibling. Stay tuned for Other Brother IPA...

6.9% ABV | 58 IBU

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.