New Hoptron Blog
Hey y’all! We’ve been asked to start keeping an up-to-date blog on our website (ok, maybe it was my mom who asked, but it counts). But we wanted it to have a point, a purpose, a theme! So, here’s what we are going to do:
Every month, we are picking a Beer Style of the Month. Each week, we will talk about the style, pick a brewery that’s making sick examples of that style, discuss new and cool events or features about the style and (courtesy of our very own Patrick McHale of Back Alley Brew Shop) give a homebrew recipe for that style. Maybe we will grab some of our friends at Hoptron to talk about why they love Imperial Stouts, or have one of our Beertenders select a Saison and talk about why they dig it. Nice and themey- no?
Also, since we do a few “We Own the Flight” Nights per month, you can be sure that these breweries will be front and center! And so, for our first Beer Style of the Month, we are going with IPAs baby! Why? Well, Wednesday January 7th features Ithaca Beer Company and their Box of Hops Flight – 4 sick and crazy IPA varieties. And for Saturday January 17th, we are super honored to have Other Half Brewing coming by for a special 4pm Flight Night – if you don’t know them (and if you come to Hoptron, I think you do!), they are on the front lines of East Coast IPA making, and they are killing it! So January is our month to honor the beer style that hearts hops! And we heart hops too (check out our name…and the owner’s tattoo, and no, that’s not an artichoke!)
We hope to keep this blog fun, entertaining, and most importantly, educational. Because learning about beer is pretty much better than learning about anything else.
Cheers and Happy New Year!
The Folks at Hoptron