Amherst Brewing teams up with Hitchcock Brewing Company to brew a Double IPA in honor of Western Mass Beer Week. In the true collaborative spirit they wanted this beer to highlight some of what each brewery is known for and also step outside of their comfort zones. The brew used Hitchcock's base malt and some Red X malt for color. In typical Amherst fashion, they used wheat malt and oats. For bittering they used Four Star Farms Nugget. For late, whirlpool and (3) dry-hop additions they used hops neither were that familiar with: Ekuanot, Hallertau Blanc, Mandarina Bavaria and Mosaic to tie it all together.
Alpaca Sweater IPA will be available on tap at The Hangar Pub and Grill beginning Tuesday June 13. The beer will also be on tap in the Hitchcock Brewing Company taproom and the other Hangar locations in Westfield and Greenfield.