Everyone knows great things come in threes. Grain, Hops and Yeast. Rock, paper, and scissors. Beer, beer, and beer. Fort George, Boneyard, and Block 15. This summer, 3-Way IPA is back, combining the best of these three breweries into one IPA.
This year’s collaboration began several months ago when Nick Arzner (Block 15 – Lead Vocals) and Tony Lawrence (Boneyard – Lead Guitar) traveled out to Astoria to visit with Fort George. Following a tour of the waterfront, and a few balsa wood airplanes tossed from the Astoria Column, everyone sat down to sample IPAs and hash out the recipe.
“We like to work with breweries that we think are doing amazing things,” says Fort George co-owner Chris Nemlowill (Rythym Guitar – Flying V). “Boneyard and Block 15 are making some of the best IPAs in the Northwest. These collaborations give all of us a chance to learn from one another, and to keep improving our beers and brewing techniques.”
Organic 2-row barley (Fort George still couldn’t get 3-row) gives 3-Way IPA a solid, crisp profile and clean, straw-colored hue. Showcasing a trifecta of hops with Mosaic, Citra, and Chinook, this beer packs a huge citrus punch, with earthy hop undertones. With a respectable ABV of 7.2% and IBU’s at – well, you’ll just have to taste for yourself and decide.
The 3-Way IPA Tour starts now, with stops featuring a full tap list of Fort George, Boneyard, and Block 15 IPAs in cities all over the Northwest, including:
June 4th – Longview, WA – Porky’s – 5pm – 8pm
June 12th – Eugene, OR – Tap & Growler – 5pm – 9pm
June 12th – Vancouver, WA – By The Bottle – 6pm – 9pm
June 13th – Portland, OR – Horse Brass Pub – 5pm – 9pm
June 13th – Seattle, WA – Noble Fir – 6pm – 9pm
June 14th – Seattle, WA – Pine Box (Tricycle Races!) 4pm – 7pm
June 17th – Boise, ID – Bittercreek Alehouse – 4pm – 9pm
June 18th – Tacoma, WA – Parkway Tavern – 4pm – Close
June 20th – Corvallis, OR – Les Caves Bier & Kitchen – 4pm – 7-pm
June 21st – Bend, OR – Broken Top Bottle Shop – 5pm – 8pm
June 21st – Spokane, WA – Lantern Tap House – 4pm – Close
Look for Fort George 3-Way IPA in 16-oz four-packs and draft throughout Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. This summer seasonal is a limited run available from June to September 2014. To find 3-Way IPA at a retailer near you go to www.fortgeorgebrewery.com/3-Way/ and click “Find it.”