“Double double toil and trouble/ Fire burn and cauldron bubble.”
That’s one of the more famous lines from Shakespeare. McBeth, Act IV, Scene I, in case you were wondering. But we are not here to give lessons in English Lit. Teaching about beer however, that gets us excited!
UpCountry's latest beer is a Double IPA. What the heck is that, you ask? Well, the story goes that Vinnie Cilurzo accidentally added too much malt to the mash one day. Instead of ditching the batch, he added a ton more hops to balance things out. The result was a boozy, hoppy delight that’s now known as a Double IPA. Vinnie went on to start Russian River Brewing where he still brews Pliny the Elder, one of the more coveted Double IPAs out there.
For more info on the history of Double IPA's, see Amy Skorheim's article Beer 101 HERE.
Double Double Toil And Trouble (9.1% ABV, 63 IBU) is UpCountry’s latest. This double-hopped, double IPA opens with a medium amber color quickly followed by the aroma and flavor of hops. Bunches and bunches of hops. Showcasing flavors of citrus and pine from Centennial, as well as a bit of tangerine zest from the addition of Idaho 7, this beer is sure to satisfy your need for hops.
We hope you enjoy it!