7×70 IPA – Our EXP IPAs Become Drake’s New Year-Round IPA

IMG_9116Drake’s IPA. Denogginizer. Hopocalypse. Aroma Coma. Aroma Prieta. It ain’t exactly a secret that we’re kind of known for our hoppy beers. Back in September, we started experimenting with some new IPAs– all a bit leaner, hoppier and more in line with a modern, pale, unapologetically hoppy West Coast Style IPA than our classic, balanced, original IPA. The more clever of you may have made some guesses as to where we were going with that project, but if you hadn’t, we’re happy to tell you that as of April Drake’s is releasing a new, year-round IPA called 7×70 IPA (“Seven by Seventy” IPA) starting on draft only and eventually heading to store shelves near you later this year. 

7×70 IPA clocks in at 7% ABV and 70 IBUs (hence the name) and starts with a citric burst from the Amarillo, El Dorado, and Citra hops in the boil. A lean malt bill that lets the hops really shine through with only 2-row and a touch of lightly toasted pale malt. The dry hop features a second boost of tropical citrus from Calypso hops, as well as a slap of pine from the Simcoes.

Expect this beer first at the Bistro IPA Festival in Hayward this Saturday, April 5th, where you can meet some Drake’s brewers and try it yourself. Also, that day you will be able to try 7×70 IPA alongside one or more of its preceding batches of EXP-IPAs still on tap at Drake’s Barrel House. From there, the beer will make its way out to all our thirsty Drake’s fans throughout CA in the following weeks. For the fans of our original Drake’s IPA, don’t worry. It will continue to be available year-round on draft and in bottles as well. Whichever hoppy beer you choose from us, as always we hope you enjoy, and drink fresh. Cheers.

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