• Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow, showcasing Washington Triple IPAs hits the road on Thursday February 2, 2017 and will traverse Western Washington through February 12, 2017. The Hop Mob Kickoff takes place at Brouwer’s Cafe in Seattle, where 32 Hop Mob IPAs will be on tap starting at 3pm on Thursday. Hop Mob Kickoff organizers believe this will be the largest collection of Triple IPAs ever tapped in one place at one time! 

The 3rd Annual Hop Mob Triple IPA features almost 50 Washington breweries and eleven other bars will host Hop Mob Triple IPA events across Western Washington from February 3-12, 2017. Each  participating bar, as far south as Vancouver, Washington and as far north as Bellingham, Washington will be putting together their own unique program to showcase how Washington’s breweries excel at creating the biggest, boldest, and hoppiest of all beer styles: Triple IPA.

What is a Triple IPA?

Although neither the Brewers’ Association nor Beer Judge Certification Program have an official definition of the a triple IPA, most brewers agree that:

Triple IPAs are like your basic IPA, created with the same types of hops and malts but much more of both. Triple IPAs are intensely hoppy in aroma and flavor, usually coming in over 90 IBU (International Bittering Units.) The extra malt needed to balance the abundance of hops will bring a Triple IPA over 10% ABV. This is what gives the Triple IPA its characteristic bold hop character and high alcohol content.

Creating a Triple IPA that is well balanced and drinkable is not a small feat. Adam Robbings, owner of Reuben’s Brews, and one of the original Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow organizers states:

“Triple IPA is a challenging style of beer to brew. It requires the brewer to masterfully balance massive malt character with the intense hop character required in any beer described as an IPA. There are a lot of technical difficulties the brewery has to master to get this style right—a great clean fermentation, nice bright hop character, and a balanced finish are a lot more challenging to achieve in this style than many others. And with the Hop Mob we can show that Washington beer is up to that challenge!”

 2017 Washington Hop Mob Triple IPA Roadshow Events

Following the Hop Mob Kickoff, each of the 11 Hop Mob Roadshow events features at least eight of the Hop Mob Washington Triple IPAs on tap. Events are planned in Vancouver, Bellingham, Olympia, Snohomish, Tacoma, Kirkland, Renton and Seattle. At each event, beer lovers can order sample-sized pours of multiple beers to best experience what Triple IPA has to offer. Full-sized pours are also available.

Official Hop Mob Triple IPA Kickoff Thursday, February 2, 3pm 2017

Seattle – Brouwer’s Café, 400 North 35th Street Seattle, WA 98103 

The largest selection of Hop Mob beers with 32 on tap. Available in six-ounce pours or 12-ounce pours. Also available in flights of three: a la carte, you pick which three triple IPAs you want.

FRIDAY, February 3, 2017

Renton – Brewmaster’s Taproom, 2000 Benson Rd S Renton, WA 98055

At least 8 Washington Triple IPAs on tap, maybe more! Available in taster flights or full pours

Tacoma – Peaks and Pints, 3816 N 26th St Tacoma, WA 98407

11am to 11pm To be determined

SATURDAY, February 4, 2017

Kirkland – Flatstick Pub 15 Lake Street, Kirkland, WA 98033

Kirkland will have 12 of the Hop Mob beers on tap. Taster trays of 5 beers (your choosing) or 13oz pours available.

Seattle – Flatstick Pub 240 Second Ave S. Seattle, WA 98104

Seattle will have 18 of the Hop Mob beers on tap. Taster trays of 5 beers (your choosing) or 13oz pours available.

Vancouver – Ben’s Bottle Shop 8052 E Mill Plain Blvd Vancouver, WA 98664

At least a 8 Washington triple IPAs on tap, or more. Hop Mob beers will be available in taster flights or full pours.

TUESDAY, February 7, 2017

Olympia – Three Magnets Brewing, 600 Franklin St SE #10 Olympia, WA 98501

12 -16 triple IPAs on tap. Available in tasters and full pours.

WEDNESDAY, February 8, 2017

Seattle – The Bergschrund 4818 17th Ave NW Seattle, WA 98107 

4pm we will start featuring 10 triple IPAs for your enjoyment. Enjoy food specials throughout the event! Grab a 4, 6 or 8 sampler flight and receive a punch card. Simply enjoy and then vote for your favorite. Single samplers and 11oz pours will also be available. At the end of the night we will tally up the votes and crown a victor. We will also be awarding an overall winner.

THURSDAY, February 9, 2017

 Seattle – Beveridge Place Pub 6413 California Ave SW Seattle, Washington 98136

More details forthcoming. At least a 8 triple IPAs on tap, or more. Available in taster flights or full pours.

Snohomish – Sound to Summit Brewing 1830 Bickford Ave #111 Snohomish, WA 98290

5:00 – 9:00pm hosted by 5 Rights Brewing and Sound to Summit Brewing at Sound to Summit’s brewery and restaurant. At least 8 Hop Mob Triple IPAs, available in tasters or full pours. 

FRIDAY, February 10, 2017

Bellingham – Elizabeth Station 1400 W Holly St Bellingham, WA 98225

At least a 8 triple IPAs on tap, or more. Available in taster flights or full pours.

SATURDAY, February 11, 2017

Kirkland – Thirsty Hop 13102 NE 70th Place Kirkland, Washington 98033

At least a 8 Hop Mob Triple IPAs on tap

Where will you be drinking Washington Triple IPAs this week?