BEER BOYS – 16 YEARS, 16 BEERS REVIEW: Azacca IPA by Founders Brewing Company
Beer Boys, the Wilkes-Barre bar and restaurant that features the area’s largest draft selection with 72 beers on tap, will be celebrating 16 years in business with 16 highly sought-after beers on tap by Founders Brewing Company on Sunday, Jan. 24, starting at 2 p.m. Every day for the next 16 days, we’ll be revealing each beer that will be available and reviewing them all leading up to the event!
Beer: Azacca IPA
Brewery: Founders Brewing Company
Style: American IPA
Azacca IPA gets its name from the Haitian god of agriculture and its experimental Azacca hops that Founders says give the beer an “intense, tropical” flavor, though that description only scratches the surface.
Pouring an amber orange color with a nice white head, the citrusy mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and peach flavors pop among the many fruit notes, with a bit of spicy pepper in the sweetness. The caramel malt and grassy hops add to the complexity of this unique IPA, which finishes piney and dry.
It may not be worthy of worship, but for IPA and fruit lovers, it’s a must-try brew with a satisfying distinctiveness.
Beers will be available to sample individually in a five-ounce glass, build a paddle of four five-ounce samples, or as individual pints. Prices will vary.
For more information on Beer Boys’ 16th anniversary party (176 N. Washington St., Wilkes-Barre), see the Facebook event page.