It’s been a tough year. At times we’ve felt like caged birds with clipped wings yearning for the open sky. But thankfully summer is almost here, the brewery is packing the tanks at the Astoria waterfront, and nothing will stop 3-Way IPA from soaring across the Pacific Northwest. Not even a lack of functional wings.
Although it’s a summer seasonal, 3-Way IPA collaborations always start in the fall. Joining Fort George this year is Varietal Beer Co. out of Sunnyside, WA and Moonraker Brewing out of Auburn, CA.
“These are two fantastic breweries that make soft and refreshing IPAs, but with their own unique spin on them,” explains Dave Coyne, R & D brewer at Fort George.
Both breweries bring their exceptional IPA expertise to the project, and their insights into some new hops and malts.
“They’re equally impressive with a dexterous use of hops,” Dave adds. “We wanted to see what would happen combining all three of our processes into this collaboration. And we feel like the end result is a great balance of soft mouthfeel, dry finish, and pungent aroma indicative of each brewery’s style.”