SAN FRANCISCO — October is running out, but new IPAs sure aren’t. They make up a large part of the new releases this week from Bay Area breweries. Juicy and fruity aromas and flavors are also seen in these brews ingredients ensuring a sweet, happy beer-infused weekend.
Temescal Brewing Company — Hi Nelson is the new IPA at this brewery. Coming in at 6 percent alcohol, this brew is made with grape must and passion fruit. “A sweet but crisp cracker character from the malt elevates these hop aromas, creating a beer that’s bright, friendly, and intensely drinkable,” according to the brewery’s Facebook page.
Calicraft Brewing Company — Calicraft’s new brew is an IPA called Cool Kids at 7.5 percent alcohol. Made with tropical flavors this juicy tasting beer gets its flavor from the Mosaic, Galaxy, and Citra hops.
Alvarado Street Brewery and Grill — Island Dave is the new tropical pilsner at this brewpub. This brew is made with more than 100 pounds of Cascade hops locally grown from Arroyo Seco. This beer has been dry hopped with El Dorado and Galaxy.
Hop Dogma Brewing Company — The El Granada brewery released a new double IPA called Silly Gimmick, coming in at an 8 percent alcohol. Simcoe, Citra, and Centennial hops are what makes this beer taste juicy with a flavor hint of pine.
Cellarmaker Brewing Company — Having just celebrated their third anniversary last week, Cellarmaker has two new beers on tap this week. Greene Technology IPA is a 6.9 percent alcohol 62 IBU beer that they describe as “tropical, pungent… resinous and moderately dank with big notes of mandarin orange, papaya and guava.” The second is Hello Huey, a 5.1 percent alcohol 20 IBU pale ale that has a “soft bitterness” with “massive hop aromatics” from the Riwaka, Australian Ella, African Queen and Simcoe hops used, according to their Facebook page.