Back on October 1st, we brewed BBxB’s first ever “Northeast Style IPA,” named “Mehoopany, iPA” after the small town in Pennsylvania that Ryan’s family comes from. We wanted to make a beer that is soft, juicy, and super-hazy, and we feel like we succeeded in that. This beer will be available for sampling in the next Ceverceros competition on November 12th. Many of the people to try it so far feel like it is “alcoholic pineapple juice” and we are ok with that!
We wanted to bring a beer style to Texas that has been very underrepresented, so we brought the NEIPA here. This beer will be available for sampling 11/12/2016 from 1-5 at La Villita as part of the Cerverceros competition. We took this first batch out for some sampling by a few people, and the feedback we got was overwhelmingly positive!
As of right now, Mehoopany, iPA has a rating of 4.267 out of 5 on Untappd. Some of the comments were: “Hazy and delicious.” “NE comes to Tejas” and my favorite so far “F*cking killed it!” We are looking forward to taking this second batch that we brewed for the competition out to get more feedback and more ratings.
For the second batch (that will be available at the comp), we made some slight changes. It is still über-hoppy (with 12oz of hops in a 5 gallon batch), but we reduced the bitterness just a little bit, changed some of the hops used, and changed up the dry hopping a bit. In addition there were some slight changes to the malt bill to try to add a little bit more body to the beer. We are really excited to share it with you and hope you come out to try it!
Also, we are starting to look more seriously at our business plans as we are looking to get a location sooner rather than later. We will likely be looking into Kickstarter or GoFundMe as a place to get some of our beginning monies, but also looking at investors to find a base for our brand. Hopefully in the not too distant future you can buy our beer! In the meantime you can come out to the homebrew competition at La Villita on 11/12 and at least buy our glasses!!!
And here’s a fly that had too much Mehoopany, iPA.
Brew Day Playlists:
The Clash – London Calling
Digable Planets – Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space)
Pink Floyd – Is There Anybody Out There?
TOOL – Salival
Aesop Rock & Homeboy Sandman – Lice Two: Still Buggin’
Suicide Machine – Battle Hymns
Less Than Jake – Pezcore
The Lonely Island – Turtleneck & Chain
NoFX – I Heard They Suck Live!
Pink Floyd – The Film
The White Stripes – Elephant