Made by: Long Trail Brewing Co.
Location: Bridgewater Corners, Vt.
Alcohol by volume: 6.2 percent
The American I.P.A. is the pilot for Long Trail’s new brown bag series. The beer will only be available on draft and is part of a new movement at Long Trail so they can “conjure up some crazy stuff,” said head brewer Dave Hartmann. Though normal I.P.A.’s feature British hops, the brewers wanted to use domestic, which have more “fruity floral citrusy piny notes.” But they couldn’t use just any old American hops. After experimenting with quite a few, Hartmann decided on a brand from Washington and Oregon that isn’t too over the top. The American I.P.A. started shipping the first week in November, he said, and will be available well into December.