It's National IPA Day, so hop to it

If you’re plugged into the world of Untappd, you probably already know this, but in case you haven’t been spending the afternoon watching your friends check in delicious IPAs and earn fancy special badges, today is National IPA Day.

Looking to get your fix of hoppy beers while supporting your local brewers? Here’s three places to go for amazing IPAs from Lancaster County.

Spring House Brewing Co. – If you’re in the market for a wonderful grapefruit IPA that also packs in some piney hops, head over to either Spring House location and Joop it up. Joop is a great brew, strong on the grapefruit, but not to the extent that it overpowers everything else. And at 6.5% ABV, it’s easy to have more than one. It’s juicy, it’s hoppy – it’s Joop!

Iron Hill Brewery – Every so often, Iron Hill brings out their massive double IPA, Kryptonite – and now is one of those times. This one weighs in at 9.5% ABV, and boasts a massive wallop of hops. (That’s 3.5 pounds of hops per barrel, according to the brewers!) Get it while it lasts – sure, it’ll be back eventually, but why wait for something this good?

Stoudt’s Brewing Co. – Finally, Stoudt’s – the Adamstown-based OGs of the local craft beer scene – have a fantastic double IPA that’s well worth seeking out, either at the brewery or in bottles elsewhere. It’s intensely bitter and strong, at 10% ABV. No clever names here – it’s just Stoudt’s Double IPA. But who needs a fancy name when your beer is this good?

Are you keeping it local for National IPA Day? Tell us what you’re drinking!

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Posted in Craft Corner, Drink, Drink – Lancaster

Jed Reinert is the content editor of Fly Magazine. His prior experiences include playing in short-lived bands, writing poetry about diners, being hit by a car while skateboarding, witnessing a casino robbery in Las Vegas, and hand-developing a vintage roll of film that turned out to contain candid photos of Adolf Hitler. His interests include craft beer, indie rock, Star Wars and eating as much food as possible.

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