IPA Day 2019

Thu 1 Aug

IPA Day 2019

Dry July is over. It's time to move onto the next thing on the calendar that rhymes - IPA Day.

Technically, it's International IPA Day - and there are some incredible IPAs around the world that are worth getting your hands on in the name of enjoying the humulus lupulus.

But as the Australian beer scene keeps growing in leaps and bounds, it's becoming more and more the norm for venues to showcase fresh, local hoppy beers on this day of celebration (not to mention the other 364 days of the year). When you consider how much IPAs thrive when they're fresh, it's hard to argue with this trend.

Here are some of the events around the country where you can get in on the action this IPA Day (and for the few days following). The number of quality Aussie examples of the style is inspiring, and there are a number of international beauties scattered throughout to keep us from becoming too parochial.

Time to cram hops into your mouth like a chipmunk crams acorns into its cheeks.

We'll keep updating the list below as we're informed of new events. 


VIC

Modus Operandi IPA & Food Pairing Masterclass At Carwyn Cellars - August 1

Bring your thirst, hunger, and an appetite for knowledge to Carwyn Cellars. After a welcome beer, you'll get taken through six different IPAs - matched with six foods - by Modus brewer Evan Whitworth, who'll talk all things IPA, from brewing techniques to hop profiles to ideal drinking temperatures. You'll even leave with your very own Modus Operandi Spiegelau IPA glass. Full menu, more info and tickets ($65) from the Facebook event page.


Fixation Brewing Bar Shout At Penny Blue - August 1

Come get in on the bar tab, with Fixation IPA and Obsession Session IPA on tap from 5pm. There's also a $200 prize pack from Fixation up for grabs - two cases of IPA and some merch.


Industry Event: HPA Presentation At The Incubator - August 1

Hop Products Australia (HPA) will be presenting at this IBA Mash Up, giving an industry update and hot tips. Their experienced team of award-winning ex-brewers will discuss everything from current trends and new varieties to crop reports and expansion projects. They'll also drop some solid advice on how to secure your future hop supply. Food and drink provided. Buy tickets here.


NSW 

IPA Day At The Unicorn Hotel - August 1

Start IPA Day with some Fixation - after all, the Unicorn Hotel in Paddington is open from 11am. Fixation IPA and Obsession Session IPA will both be on tap all week (July 29 - August 4), and there's a $200 prize pack from Fixation up for grabs - two cases of IPA and some merch.


IPA Day Tap Takeover At The Grain Store - August 1-3

Three days. 21 taps of IPAs. A total of 46 IPAs (32 local, 14 international). Newcastle's Grain Store is usually a bar with an Aussie focus, but with some of the extraordinary hop bombs available around the world, they've opened up their range for a few days of IPAs. See the full tap list here.


IPA Day Masterclass At Modus Operandi - August 1

Come get some insider knowledge into the style that changed the way many of us drink beer. Let the Modus crew take you through a three hour masterclass, guiding you through five IPAs (including new special releases and the return of an old favourite) and breaking down how they got to the recipe and flavour for each. You'll also get a Modus Spiegelau IPA glass to take home. Get tickets via the Facebook event page.

Crafty Cabal Member offer at Modus Beer: Free CANimal* with purchase of a tasting paddle


IPALAND At The Quarryman's Hotel - August 1-3

The Q is bringing hop and rock together with three days of brews, from indie classics to some hazy hop juice. Expect limited releases, kill the keg, hop showcase, epic burgers and some classy rock records to groove into.


IPA Tap Takeover At Hotel Sweeney's - August 1

Eight taps of IPA to enjoy on the rooftop of Hotel Sweeney's - four from Batch, one from Woolshed, one from Hope, and two from a little farther away - Buxton Brewery, England. Tap list here.

Crafty Cabal Member offer at Hotel Sweeney's: Pints at Schooner Prices


Twelve Taps Of Flavour At The Union Hotel - August 2

The Union knows you have a million places to be on IPA Day, so they're holding off until Friday to whet your whistle with a long line of IPAs. Celebrate the glory of India Pale Ale and rejoice in all their hop bombing shapes and sizes with twelve IPAs on tap. Get a schooner. Get a tasting paddle. Get drinking. Tap list here.


Victorian IPAs and Fixation Bar Shout At The Taphouse - August 1

The Taphouse is killing two birds with one stone by celebrating IPA Day and kicking off State of Brews at the same time. They'll be tapping a bunch of fresh IPAs from Victoria all through the day, including some Fixation brews on the house from 5pm courtesy of the Fixation team. There's also another Fixation prize pack to be won.


Industry Event: HPA Presentation At Young Henrys - August 1

Hop Products Australia (HPA) will be presenting at this IBA Mash Up, giving an industry update and hot tips. Their experienced team of award-winning ex-brewers will discuss everything from current trends and new varieties to crop reports and expansion projects. They'll also drop some solid advice on how to secure your future hop supply. Food and drink provided. Buy tickets here.


QLD

IPA Day At Ballistic Beer - August 1-4

The folk at Ballistic Beer take IPA Day so seriously that they let it run for four days. From Thursday through to Sunday, at both their Salisbury brewery and the West End Alehouse & Kitchen, Ballistic Beer will have a varied lineup of seven IPAs, with three brewed specially for the event. Do you like red IPAs? Single hopped IPAs? IPAs made with Kveik? IPA with mandarin? You're in luck. Tap list here.


IPA Day At Newstead Brewing - August 1

How far has hop technology come? Newstead Brewing have made two IPAs with the same recipe, malts, alcohol content, fermentation characteristics... but different hop methods. Hoptopia uses hops in their most natural state - whole hop cones only. Mechopolis looks to 100% hop derived products - CO2 extracts, oil extracts and chemically modified hop components. Come to either the Doggett St or Milton brewery to try them and pick your favourite.

Crafty Cabal Member offer at Newstead Brewing Co: Free Pint at Newstead Brewing


IPA Day At Brewski - August 1

The boffins at Brewski scoff at the idea that only one day of the year is dedicated to IPAs. But they'll still make an effort to fit in. They're putting on six different varieties of IPA, from both near (Ballistic, Black Hops, Hop Nation) and far (Stone and Left Handed Giant). Here's the tap list to get you excited. The bottle shop downstairs will also have 25% off IPA singles for takeaway.

Crafty Cabal Member offer at Brewski: Two-for-One Schooners – Every Week!


All Ways Hopped IPA At Burleigh Brewing - August 2-4

Exclusively at their taproom, Burleigh Brewing is releasing their All Ways Hopped IPA on August 2. They've thrown in both pellets and whole leaf hops at every possible stage - bittering,
aroma and whirlpool. They used their hopback, multiple dry hopping methods at numerous stages, and their own Burleigh Brewing in-house specialty hopping techniques. Chew on this all weekend.


Industry Event: HPA Presentation At Aether Brewing - August 1

Hop Products Australia (HPA) will be presenting at this IBA Mash Up, giving an industry update and hot tips. Their experienced team of award-winning ex-brewers will discuss everything from current trends and new varieties to crop reports and expansion projects. They'll also drop some solid advice on how to secure your future hop supply. Food and drink provided. Buy tickets here.


WA

Burgers & Beers At Mane Liquor - August 1

Get ready to fill your growlers and fill your belly. Mane Liquor are bringing out the IPAs, and inviting Big Don's Smoked Meats to sling brisket and ribs and Smashburger BBQ to serve up burgers. Be sure to bring your squealers and growlers - Fixation IPAs and a few rare release IPAs will be available for tasting and for growler fills. If you're really hungry, there's a burger + brisket + ribs + can of Fixation for $30.

Crafty Cabal Member offer at Mane Liquor: Get 15% Off Growler Fills at Mane Liquor


IPA Day At Dutch Trading Co - August 1

It truly is International IPA Day at DTC. As well as a few breweries representing our Australia (Bright Tank, Modus Operandi, and Mornington Peninsula), they've got IPAs from Ghost Brewing from Denmark; Beerbliotek from Sweden (new to Australia); Bearded Iris and Foreign Objects from the USA; and a collaboration from a couple of little known breweries, Trillium (USA) and Garage Project (NZ).

Crafty Cabal Member offer at The Dutch Trading Co: Save 20% On All DTC Paddles


SA

IPA Week At Kings Head & Sturt Street Cellars - July 29-August 4

One day isn't enough for Kings Head and Sturt Street Cellars. They're celebrating IPA Day all week long. Their seven-day tap takeover includes five super limited Collective Arts collaboration IPAs from the Beer & BBQ Festival, as well as IPAs from Pirate Life, Clare Valley Brewing, Reckies, and a few others. Sturt Street Cellars will also have a heap of IPA takeaway specials to keep you up to your eyeballs in hops.


IPA Day At Stein's Taphouse - August 1

Stein's Taphouse is taking IPA Day seriously, and keeping it simple. They have over 20 IPAs in the fridge. And on Thursday, they're all 25% off. Knocking back a few tinnies and bottles is the easy choice. Choosing which ones will be the hard part.


Modus Operandi Tap Showcase At The Franklin Hotel - August 1

Come put the International into International IPA Day with seven taps of IPAs from Modus - there are hops from three continents, yeast from Norway, and a dessert that Australia and New Zealand both claim is theirs.


TAS

Industry Event: HPA Presentation At Shambles Brewery - August 1

Hop Products Australia (HPA) will be presenting at this IBA Mash Up, giving an industry update and hot tips. Their experienced team of award-winning ex-brewers will discuss everything from current trends and new varieties to crop reports and expansion projects. They'll also drop some solid advice on how to secure your future hop supply. Food and drink provided. Buy tickets here.


If you're hosting an IPA Day event you'd like added here, get in touch.

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