Lake Tahoe Drink of the Week: Alibi Ale Works’ 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 showcase one type of beer, wine, cocktail — you name it — to try during your stay in the region.
This week’s drink comes from more than three years of delicious “research” by Alibi Ale Works. After brewing a steady stream of one-off, draft-only IPAs, they nailed down a hoppy nectar worthy of being dubbed “Alibi IPA.”
“We’ve worked hard to bring together the qualities we love about both West Coast IPAs and new-school hazy IPAs,” says co-founder Kevin Drake. “We use Simcoe and Eureka hops in the kettle and a huge dose of Mosaic and Eldorado in the dry hop, giving the beer huge melon and peach aromas with a resinous piney/dank finish. The grain bill includes wheat and oats for a light but creamy malt backbone that allows the hops to shine. “
The Alibi IPA will be available in cans beginning in early August so if you have a hankering to mow down more than a handful of these 6.2 percent ABV bad boys, you can do so in the comfort of your own home.
Look for it at both Alibi taprooms (Incline Village and Truckee), at Raley’s and other fine beer purveyors around the Tahoe-Reno region.
Alibi’s Incline Village brewery and taproom is located at 204 E. Enterprise St. Learn more at http://www.alibialeworks.com/.