This “Session” IPA, so-called due to the lighter alcohol content and more subdued bitterness than a typical IPA, was designed to be a summertime beer and will be available into the late summer or as supplies last.
Backcountry IPA is the first pilot batch of what we expect will be a very popular beer and a successful partnership with the Indiana Forest Alliance (IFA). Bloomington Brewing Co. is donating 10% of all sales of Backcountry Session IPA to the IFA.
Early on, the beer will be only available at the Brewpub at Lennie’s (join us for the tapping party Thurs., June 19, 2014 from 4-6 p.m.) and other Bloomington-based draft customers, and kegs will be available to the public at Big Red Liquors. We encourage you to ask for Backcountry Session IPA at your favorite local establishments that serve draft beer.
After brewing pilot batches this summer, we’ll begin producing Backcountry Session IPA again next May and plan to offer it in cans, a first for BBC.
Indiana’s State Forest back country areas make up less than 5% of our state forests and have recently been opened to commercial logging, despite public opposition. The Indiana Forest Alliance is dedicated to protecting Indiana’s public forests to the benefit of biodiversity within deep forest habitat and wilderness recreation.
More about Backcountry Session IPA
Sweet aromas of melon and earthy pine lead you into a flavor-packed Session India Pale Ale with sweet lemon and orange flavors, along with a spicy earthiness. Backcountry is an easygoing IPA with a nice lingering bitterness.
Malts: Pale, Caramel-60, Vienna
Hops: Nugget, Cascade, Amarillo, Mosaic, Simcoe