Covered Bridge Wiches Brew
Using fresh hops from our backyard and Arklow Farm in Perth, this black IPA is the best of local. Arklow Farm has been in continuous operation for over 200 years, starting in the early 1800s. In the early 1900s it was part of a national network of experimental farms producing certified barley and agricultural conservation techniques. Today it is a member of the Ontario Hop Growers Association, continuing its agricultural tradition by producing high quality, organic hops. We feel fortunate to have worked with both these businesses to produce this dark, malty IPA that is our take on a hauntingly good harvest ale.
An emerging beer style roughly defined as a beer with IPA-level hopping, relatively high alcohol and a distinct toasty dark malt character. Typically lacks the roastiness and body of a strong stout and is hoppier than a strong porter. Expressive dry-hopping is common. Also called India Dark Ale, India Black Ale, Cascadian Dark Ale, Dark IPA, and sometimes India Brown Ale.