12 Nights of IPA

Taryn's Wreckreation Guide: A Very Hoppy Christmas

December 8, 2017

There may be 12 days of Christmas, but why do the days get all the love? What about the nights?! For me, the nights are about unwinding with a hoppy local brew, so feel free to add my 12 Nights of IPA to your holiday calendar, and go nuts!


1. Holiday Clouds, Skookum Brewery in Arlington: Just tapped today, Holiday Clouds IPA is a festive brew with notes of cranberries, blood orange, vanilla bean, ginger and hibiscus! Stop by the brewery to fill a growler with this limited release.  

The forecast is calling for some clouds today... ☁️☁️--☁️☁️

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2. Narcissism IPA, Sumerian Brewing Company in Woodinville: Named for the Marilyn Manson song of the same name, this west coast-style IPA's aromatics instantly drew me in, and the sip that followed sealed the deal. It literally tastes like Christmas! 

Narcissism IPA: Hop driven West Coast IPA. 7 hops contribute to the dense, dark, piney aromatics with hints of tropical fruits and citrus peel on the finish. IBU: 66 / ABV: 6.6% - #sumitup #sumerian #craftbeer #narcissism #ipa #wabeer #craftbeernotcrapbeer #craftbrew #woodinville--

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3. Girl At Party, Cloudburst Brewing in Seattle: In honor of the holiday parties stacking up on your calendar, this IPA boasts Equinox and Citra hops. You might find yourself identified as the "Girl At Party" in the credits after said holiday parties. 

Georgetown At Party drinking Girl At Party is meta AF...#pointbreakoff #ipaislife #slapfight #casualmiddlefinger #dappermanny

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4. Twice Tempered, Crucible Brewing in Everett: An imperial IPA at it's finest, the complex yet balanced components are real hop-head pleasers. 90 IBUs and 9% ABV are sure to make your days merry and bright.


5. Rude Parrot Single IPA, 7 Seas Brewing in Gig Harbor: I love that this beer packs big hops without an overwhelming ABV (although it's winter, this is a SMART summertime IPA). It's smooth as hell but also pleases those who need their hop fix. The best of both worlds, indeed! 

Rude Parrot Single IPA from 7 Seas Brewing out of Gig Harbor, Washington. Alc. 5.9% by Vol., IBU’s 75. Available year round but I recommend it as a great spring or summer brew due to its citrusy and tropical fruit aroma. Golden in color this IPA is brewed with Vienna, light Crystal, and a hint of honey malt. Cheers!! __________________________________________ #ipa #beer #beerme #beerthirty #rudeparrot #7seasbrewing #washington

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6. Hop Stoopid, Lagunitas Brewing Company's Seattle Taproom & Beer Sanctuary: 102 IBUs for YOU! One of my favorite sayings of all time. Thrilled they have a local taproom these days, and can always find a 22 oz bottle at my local grocery store!


7. Batch 15, Aslan Brewing in Bellingham: A canned masterpiece, I love grabbing a 6-pack of this hoppy delight to share with friends. It's one I consider a "Daly Drinker" because it doesn't overwhelm the palette, yet makes a bold statement! 

#Aslan #Batch15 #ipa #WashingtonBeer #pnw #craftbeer #beersofinstagram

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8. Batch X #1, Odd Otter Brewing in Tacoma: Malty and dry hopped, this experimental brew falls under the IRA category, and it's a nice changeup from the norm. Plus, the brewery gets bonus points for having, without question, the coolest logo I've ever seen! 

Go get your own. #oddotterbrewing #Louiethejerk

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9. Outer Island IPA, San Juan Island Brewing in Friday Harbor: If you spend any portion of the holidays on "island time", stop into this stunning brewery a few blocks from the ferry landing and get their Outer Island IPA! It's a beautiful balance between fruity and hoppy. 

Island Greetings ---- #sanjuanislandbrewing #craftbeer #beerme #fridayharbor #islandlife #wethopped #brewery #wabeer #sanjuanislands #washingtonbeer #beeradventures #cheers #weekendvibes #drinklocal #beergram #girlswhodrinkcraftbeer #honeymoonbeer #explorewashington

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10. Nice Day IPA, Silver City Brewery in Bremerton: If you dig on a citrus IPA, this one's for you. One of my go-tos during the warmer months, it'll serve up some summertime nostalgia when it's cold outside. 

Anyone miss summer yet? #niceday

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11. Bodhizifa, Georgetown Brewing in Seattle: As a girl who loves and has loved a Georgetown Lucille for YEARS, the brewery took my love of IPAs to a whole new level with the Bodhi. And furthermore, it's just fun to say. 


12. Bastard Kat, Kulshan Brewing Comany in Bellingham: The citrus-forward, pine-back of Bastard Kat are an IPA lover's dream. A true American-Style West Coast IPA, the flavors and aromatics are sure to have you ordering another. And another. And another...


I'm sure I'll squeeze a couple extra nights in there, so feel free to tell me about your favorite IPA via email! Cheers, Rockaholics!


Happy Adventuring,


Taryn Daly