Happy #IPADay!

Photo above is of hops used to make beer and a main ingredient in IPA.

Beer geeks have joined forces to declare Thursday, August 4 International IPA Day.

International #IPADay is a grassroots movement to unite the voices of craft beer enthusiasts, bloggers, and brewers worldwide through social media. On August 4th, craft beer drinkers across the social sphere and across the globe will raise pints in a collective toast to one of craft beer’s most iconic styles: the India Pale Ale. This celebrated style represents the pinnacle of brewing innovation with its broad spectrum of diverse brands, subcategories, and regional flavour variations – making it the perfect style to galvanize craft beer’s social voice.

#IPADay is an opportunity for breweries, bloggers, businesses and consumers to connect and share their love of craft beer. Anyone can participate by enjoying IPA with friends, making some noise online with the #IPADay hashtag, and showing the world that craft beer is more than a trend.

So, if you’re up for celebrating #IPADay, here are a few great beers to consider that can be purchased locally: Howe Sound Brewing’s Devil's Elbow IPA from Squamish, B.C., Red Racer IPA from Central City Brewing in Surrey, B.C. and Garrison Brewing’s Imperial IPA from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Happy #IPADay!

Cannery Brewing
from Penticton, B.C. will be in town this week for three tastings: Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Keg n Cork, Friday at 3 p.m. at Sherbrooke Liquor and Saturday at 12 p.m. at deVine Wines and Spirits.

And don’t forget…the next Alley Kat cask night at Next Act Pub takes place on Tuesday, August 2 at 6 p.m.