Description: "Terminal Gravity's Festivale is in the style of British strong or 'old' ales. We brewed it to be fairly dry so that it is completely drinkable and not cloying. It has huge and complex malt and hops flavors with a nice little alcoholic warmth in the finish. The color is deep ruby brown and it produces a fine cream colored cascading head. If you like strong ales, this might be one of your new favorites!" — Terminal Gravity Brewing Co.
Today is International #IPADay. If you haven't heard, it's a virtual event to unite beer geeks all over the world (and perhaps universe) as they drink hoppy brews while simultaneously tweeting about them. Think socially networked Kumbaya for beer nerds.
There's a fairly entertaining back story to this. What started as a not so friendly online discourse between two beer bloggers, progressed to a fevered online courtship on Twitter during Oregon Brewers Festival, and will soon culminate with their nuptials at the Portland Beer Bloggers Conference. Ah, the magic of beer... You can check out the full recap at The Daily Pull. Congratulations to Ashley and Ezra! Powerful beer bloggers your children will be...
So in honor of International IPA Day and my soon-to-be wedded beer blogging colleagues, I will hold my own IPA Week and will taste these IPAs: