One year ago, McMenamins released a new spring seasonal, 33rd State IPA on draft throughout its empire in Oregon and Washington. This Northwest IPA originated at the Concordia Brewery located inside the Kennedy School in Northeast Portland.
Now one year later, 33rd State IPA was brewed and canned at the Edgefield Brewery and is now available at most McMenamins locations in 4-pack, 16oz. cans.
Inspired by the IPAs that the Pacific Northwest has been known for, 33rd State IPA is hop forward IPA with a touch of bitterness that will satisfy any fan of this style. This IPA offers up aromas of citrus grapefruit and pine from the beer’s dry hopping. The mouthfeel is full of citrus fruit that’s balanced out by slight malt sweetness.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.