The West Coast is down with the Brown.
Starting mid-July, Dogfish Head’s Indian Brown Ale will be sold year-round in California, Arizona, Washington, Oregon and Colorado.
Clocking in at 7.2% ABV, this prototypical dark IPA blends the caramel notes of a Scotch Ale, the color of an American Brown and the hopping regimen of an IPA. Like 60 Minute and 90 Minute — its brothers from another mother — Indian Brown is dry-hopped for a burst of floral aromas.
“Indian Brown Ale was one of my favorite recipes to brew when we opened in the mid-90s,” says Dogfish Founder and President Sam Calagione. “The brewhouse would fill with roasty dark-grain aromas, and at the same time the spicy hop notes would waft through the air. I love drinking it today as much as I enjoyed brewing it back then.”
Indian Brown is a versatile beer that pairs well with balsamic vinaigrette salads, smoked meats, braised ribs, venison and stew. It’s also great on its own or with a chunk of chocolate.
“I think IBA is the most under-recognized beer in our portfolio,” says Sam. “I’m glad we are finally sending it to so many new western frontiers.”