Alby the Elder DIPA on Draft
Alby the Elder is an aggressively-hopped west-coast-style double IPA with some throwbacks toward our favourite doubles of Northern California. Clocking in at just over 100 IBU (lab-tested), this beer has a high level of bitterness, but we made up a lot of those IBUs with whirlpool hops, and gave it a massive double dry hop, so the beer has tons of hop aroma and flavour (we could smell it from across our large building when a brewer was sloshing it for gravity samples). Not just hop, there’s still a tasty malt base to balance things out. The elevated alcohol, high bitterness and fairly dry body serve to make Elby the Elder beer best suited to the hop heads among us. Available in 16-oz or 5-oz draft pours, or take it home in a growler jug!
Alby the Elder Double IPA is a tribute to one of our heroes, Vinnie Cilurzo, of Russian River Brewing in Sonoma, California, who is often credited for creating both the double and triple IPA styles, with Pliny the Elder and Pliny the Younger, as well as for popularizing the brewing of Belgian-inspired lambic-style sours in North America using local wine barrels and wild yeasts.