Double IPA | ABV: 7.5 %
Asheville Brewing Company and Industry Nine Componentry have partnered again this year to create a delicious beer for a great cause. This year’s double dry-hopped i9PA is a bright, fruit forward IPA that’s smoothly palatable at 7.5 percent ABV.
This brew is aggressively hopped with bouquet of potent hops, including Galaxy, El Dorado, Azacca, and Equinox Lupulin, a super high oil content hop dust. The light and simple malt bill, including Pilsner malt, provides a clean backbone while letting the special hops shine.
In its fourth year, this collaborative brew will be released on Thursday, September 7, 2017, at i9’s annual event benefiting Friends of Connect Buncombe (building greenways and bike lanes in the region) and Asheville on Bikes (local cycling advocacy). The beer release and bike party will run from 6 p.m. until 1 a.m. at Salvage Station at 468 Riverside Drive. In addition to great food and beer, the night will feature live music by Eleanor Underhill and Bird in Hand, sick beats by DJ Jut Rut, a bike keg pull competition, and amazing bike gear giveaways. Admission is free.
“We are really stoked to have such a strong connection to supporting greenways and cycling advocacy. Both have been important to Asheville Brewing for many years,” says Pete Langheinrich, Asheville Brewing’s head brewer.
i9PA will be sold on draft and in limited quantities of 22-ounce bottles at Salvage Station and Asheville Brewing locations only. The beer will be released starting at 5 p.m. at both downtown and North Asheville Brewing locations on September 7 as well.
i9PA pairs well with barbecue, nachos, and biking (duh).