Pabst Milwaukee Brewery and Taproom will release its newest brew, Belgo IPA, at an in-house launch party from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 15. The Belgian-style India Pale Ale (IPA) is the next stop in the brewery’s World IPA series, which explores styles from across the globe with a new twist.
Brewed with premium two-row imported Belgian malts and Magnum, Galaxy, and El Dorado hops, the Belgo IPA is much more balanced than typical IPAs. The new brew combines a traditional Belgian Tripel base recipe with carefully selected hops that compliment the base tripel’s residual sweetness. This creates a pronounced citrus (almost candy-like) hop character without the bitter pine notes found in many American West Coast style IPAs.
The beer’s light body (8 SRM) makes it an ideal summer beverage. However, it still packs a punch with an ABV of 7.5 percent and 36.5 IBU. The Belgo IPA is rough filtered, yet still retains a hazy traditional Belgian pour, complete with a thick white cap.
“Summer is the perfect time of year to enjoy an IPA, and we are very excited to bring this Belgian Tripel-style IPA to Milwaukee,” said John Kimes, Pabst senior staff brewer. “Our World IPA series looks to bring globally inspired, creative flavors to the Milwaukee beer market, and the Belgo IPA does just that.”
The Belgo IPA Launch Party will feature musical performances by Mer & Friends and limited edition crowler releases of the Belgo IPA at Pabst Milwaukee Brewery on Friday, June 15.