Chuckanut Brewery Renames New World Hop Ale to Bavarian IPA

Chuckanut Brewery renames New World to Bavarian IPA. (image courtesy of Chuckanut Brewery)

Washington State’s Chuckanut Brewery is changing things up on its latest beer release, Bavarian IPA or BIPA for short. This beer has been previously brewed but was known as New World Hop Ale.

Chuckanut Brewery decided on the name change after learning about the growing trend in the German craft brewing industry and its distinct IPAs. Even though the Bavarian region is well known for its Lagers and Wheat Beers, the region also brews hop forward beers. This is something that we discovered while visiting Brauhaus Riegele in Augsburg, Germany six years ago. Brauhaus Riegele that dates back to 1884, has been creating many hop forward beers while still staying true to its German roots.

So what is a Bavarian India Pale Ale? According to Chuckanut Brewery, it’s a beer that utilizes new world hops and malts from the Bavaria region in Germany. The new German varietals, Calista and Ariana, hops are blended with Weyermann Pilsner and Barke Munich Malts to create an easy drinking, aromatic IPA style of ale.

Bavarian IPA is a more subtle IPA than other IPA’s due to the use of German hops and the terroir that it imparts on the IPA style. The bitterness level is slight but the hops impart a citrusy flavor and aroma. BIPA is great with slow roasted pork, bratwurst, veal or a fresh salad! Blonde in color, with a sessionable 5.1% ABV, Bavarian IPA is said to be a great beer to enjoy at any time of day.

Chuckanut’s Bavarian IPA is now available at both Chuckanut locations and selected accounts in the NW on tap or in cans. Check out additional information about Chuckanut at