Drink of the Week: South Lake Brewing Company’s Doggie Dayz Experimental IPA
One of the largest components of Tahoe’s nightlife is the mix of countless breweries, bars and restaurants that offer unique drinks difficult to find outside the basin. In our Drink of the Week segment, we’ll showcase one type of beer, wine, cocktail — you name it — to try during your stay in the region.
This week’s drink is South Lake Brewing Company’s Doggie Dayz Experimental IPA, a concoction that made its debut just over one week ago, according to staff.
The beer comes in at 5.8 percent ABV and 40 IBU — it’s a hopped-up and refreshing American-style IPA. Doggie Dayz Experimental IPA is “brewed with Weyermann Barke Pilsner malt and flaked rice for a subtle grainy sweetness, yet dry finish,” according to SLBC’s description of the drink.
“Doggie Dayz is hopped liberally with Cashmere, Azacca and El Dorado hops throughout for potent notes of tropical fruit. Think Fruity Pebbles!” continues the description.
True to its explanation, Doggie Dayz checks off all the markings of a traditional IPA: It’s dry and hoppy (not to mention bitter), yet somewhat sweet and an ideal beverage for summertime. Fans of IPAs will not regret giving this brew a try.
SLBC is a family-friendly establishment located at 1920 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in South Lake Tahoe. The brewery is open 2-9 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, noon to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and noon to 9 p.m. on Sundays. Learn more at http://www.southlakebeer.com.