Today marks the beginning of Slow Boat's annual IPA Week, bringing seven India Pale Ale's to their taps to quell the heat and quench the thirst of us IPA-starved Beijingers. The team will sell a different brew every day of the week at only RMB 25 a glass between today (Jul 13) and Sunday (Jul 19). Not only a bargain, but also a great way to challenge those taste buds!
The schedule for the week and descriptions of each ale are as follows:
Monday, July 13 – Mosaic IPA (7% ABV, 50 IBU)
Passion fruit and lychee, intensely dry hopped, light pine bitterness.
Tuesday, July 14 – Moby Dick's Red Double IPA (8% ABV, 75 IBU)
Coconut and vanilla, malty sweet, resinous pine aroma.
Wednesday, July 15 – White Cap IPA (6.75% ABV, 50 IBU)
Hazy and wheaty with citrus and pine notes.
Thursday, July 16 – Equinox India Pale Lager (IPL) (4.5% ABV, 45 IBU)
Citrusy, cripsy lager finish, sessionable.
Friday, July 17 – Monkey's Fist IPA (5.75% ABV, 45 IBU)
Mango and passion fruit, orange peel and pine notes, sweet grainy maleness.
Saturday, July 18 – Calypso IPA (6.5% ABV, 50 IBU)
Fruity and bright, dry hopped with Calypso hops, dry finish.
Sunday, July 19 – First Immortal Double IPA (8.0% ABV, 65 IBU)
Floral and citrus, caramel and licorice, strong maleness .
Even if you don't end up going for the IPAs, we've seen and tested a lot of new brews on their menu that will keep you at the bar. Specifically, the Oregon Steam Lager which yours truly enjoyed so much that she thought it would be a great idea to have about three pints too many (not on a weekday ... if my boss just happens to read this).
On that note, back to work. We look forward to seeing your increasingly weary faces at the taproom this week!
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