Taking the name from a beer description by John Mallett, Bell’s Brewery Director of Operations, Gigantic Brewing returns with its winter seasonal, The Cat Ate My Stash & Pissed on the Xmas Tree IPA.
Gigantic Brewing will launch this freshly bottled winter seasonal on Tuesday, November 20th at Belmont Station from 5:00-8:00pm. Wade Fauth from Gigantic will be sampling the new The Cat Ate My Stash & Pissed on the Xmas Tree IPA alongside an array of other beers from the Southeast Portland brewery.
Then on the other side of the wall in the Biercafe, Gigantic Brewing’s Ben Love will be co-hosting, as The Station will be pouring The Cat Ate My Stash & Pissed on the Xmas Tree IPA on draft along with End of Reason Belgian-Style Quad.
The Cat Ate My Stash & Pissed on the Xmas Tree IPA made its debut as a draft only release at the 2018 Holiday Ale Festival. For 2018 the beer will be available in 500mL bottles. The hop forward beer received its inspiration from the various hoppy winter offerings of the west coast. The beer is loaded with the dankest, stickiest, drippiest, piniest hops we could get our hands on.
The name comes from the following statement made by John Mallett dates back to 2013 when he was asked about Bell’s Brewery’s new beer Hopslam. He stated, “I’m going to have a beer that we make 4,000 barrels of, one time a year. It flies off the shelf at damn near $20 a six-pack, and you know what it smells like? It smells like your cat ate your weed and then pissed in the Christmas tree.”
The Cat Ate My Stash & Pissed on the Xmas Tree IPA is hazy gold in color and uses Northwest Pale Malt, and Simpson Medium Crystal malts and Chinook, Simcoe, Mosaic, Cascade, and Nugget hops. The beer sits at 7.5% ABV and 85 IBUs and is best served from 43-48°.
Rob Reger, Gigantic Brewing’s art director, designed the psychedelic label art for The Cat Ate My Stash & Pissed on the Xmas Tree IPA. Regar is best known for creating the cartoon character Emily the Strange.
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