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IPA Tag

  BARREL BOTTLE OF MONKEYS! Our first BIG BOTTLE brew, The Monkey’s Fist Imperial IPA is indeed BIG! Brewed in celebration of the Year of the Monkey, the Monkey’s Fist Imperial IPA (ABV 9.5%, IBU 90), comes in an artfully labeled 650ml bottle and is beautifully packaged in it’s own branded wooden box. Buy it for yourself or as a unique gift for Christmas, New Year’s, or for your beer loving family during Chinese New Year. Available now for ¥115/bottle. ¥100 each for 2 or more. Larger orders are possible but supply is limited.   Monkey’s Fist Imperial IPA (ABV 9.5%, IBU 90, SRM 11) Brewed in celebration of the Year of the Monkey, the Monkey’s Fist Imperial IPA is a limited release Triple IPA in a 650ml bottle.  Bigger, bolder, and hoppier than its cousin, The Monkey’s Fist Imperial IPA beer exudes all of the wit, intelligence, and magnetic personality of the Monkey itself.  Characterized by its generous hop flavors and copious amounts of alcohol, drink it now or allow it to mellow with age. ...

This Friday October 19th, Slow Boat will be hosting an exclusive release party to welcome our Monkey's Fist IPA back to the mean streets of Beijing. We'll be tapping one keg of our mango IPA for 25 kuai a pint and won't be leaving until the keg runs dry. This party is for beer lovers only, so if you're already a member of our beer lovers club, you should have all the details in our recent newsletter! If you're not a member, send us an email, and we'll let you know the time and location of the event. We're looking forward to starting Friday night off right with a little Monkey's Fist to the face!...

Back by popular demand, our Monkey's Fist IPA is now back in action and on tap at several locations around Beijing. Come down to our Qianmen taproom to try it out, or check out our locations page to find out where the Monkey is hanging out these days. This mango IPA will also be joining our core production line from now on, so year-round you'll be able to find the Monkey's Fist IPA at our partnering locations when you're craving a tasty IPA....

Continuing in our experimental series is another IPA.  I’m a Hop Head so naturally the India Pale Ale is personally my favorite style. Next month we will be releasing another single hop IPA, this time the featured hop is Simcoe.  This amazing hop was developed and bred in the Pacific Northwest and has become very popular in the last several years.  I have always enjoyed brewing with it, because it imparts some serious piney flavors and nose.  The smells always remind me of the wet forests that hug the Oregon ocean.  For me, this beer is an homage to those hikes through the Douglas-fir forests along the North coast.  Look for this beer sometime in September, so stay posted....

With the success of our Mango India Pale Ale, we are looking to produce a wide range of seasonal IPA's.  Here at Slow Boat we are huge hop fans, hop heads if you will--just can't get enough.  Not only that, but with the vast varieties of hops at our disposal, we can create an abundant array of flavor profiles from citrus, stone fruit, spicy, floral and evergreen.  So keep your eyes peeled for our next single hop IPA, tailored for the seasons here in Beijing....