“The 4:19” – Northwest IPA
When you think of beer and you think of the Pacific Northwest, you have to be thinking of an India Pale Ale or IPA. There is no other beer that identifies Portland more than an IPA. An IPA is a beer style within the broader category of pale ale. It was first brewed in England in the 19th century. Beers identifying themselves as IPAs typically smell and taste of hops, are gold to amber in color, and lack the roasted character of darker beers.
The term "pale ale" originally denoted an ale that had been brewed from pale malt. The pale ales of the early 18th century were lightly hopped and quite different from later pale ales. By the mid-18th century, pale ale was mostly manufactured with coke-fired malt, which produced less smoking and roasting of barley in the malting process, and hence produced a paler beer.
Our IPA infuses the classic IPA with our Pacific Northwest character. To understand that character, you have to know the Cascadia region.
The Cascadia region extends from coastal Southest Alaska, down to Northern California, and west to Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana. For those that live in this region they understand that this is a fiercely independant region created by the rugged outdoors and which a strong love of the environment exists. If you can understand the Cascadia Movement, then you can begin to understand the inspiration of the 4:19. From this base of Northwest IPAs, we take our own shot at independence and if you know where we're going, then just meet us there one minute early, and you can join us on this trek.
It's an updated classic Northwest IPA with a light to medium body and with earthy, slight citrus hop notes. The use of six different hops gives this a fully rounded hop quality.ABV %6.9 IBU 89