In an era when craft beer drinkers are crazy about India Pale Ales, one North Carolina brewery has gone to extremes to deliver what its fans want.
Foothills Brewing in Winston-Salem created an IPA of Month series, brewing a different one each month for two straight years. The inspiration came from its president, Jamie Bartholomaus, and Brewmaster T.L. Adkisson.
"They are hopheads and they love IPA, and they wanted to do something that was outside the box in terms of IPAs," said Ray Goodrich, director of marketing and communications for Foothills Brewing. "Nobody was doing a different one every month, so they said let's give it a shot."