Chimcoe West Coast IPA Soars to 95 in Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine!

We are beyond thrilled to announce that our Chimcoe West Coast IPA has just scored an incredible 95 out of 100 in Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine! This recognition is a huge honor for us at Blackbird Brewery, and we couldn’t be more proud of the hard work and dedication that went into creating this exceptional brew.

Chimcoe West Coast IPA

chimcoe west coast ipaOur Chimcoe West Coast IPA is a true labor of love, crafted with a perfect blend of Citra and Simcoe hops. This combination creates a vibrant, fruit-forward medley on the palate with an effervescent, dry finish. The Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine panel picked out “notes of grapefruit, peach, white grape, papaya and mango with supporting evergreen and dank tones and a firmly bitter, dry finish.”

This glowing review is printed in the summer 2024 issue of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine titled “A New Day for IPA.”

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine

Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine is a premier publication dedicated to beer enthusiasts and homebrewers alike. With its rich content focused on improving beer-making skills and enhancing the beer-drinking experience, it’s a must-read for anyone passionate about craft beer. The magazine offers:

  • Beer Recipes: Detailed recipes for a variety of beer styles.
  • Brewing Techniques: In-depth guides and tips for both amateur and professional brewers.
  • Beer Reviews: Expert reviews with comprehensive tasting notes and ratings.
  • Brewing Tools and Calculators: Online tools to assist in the brewing process.
  • Video Courses: Educational videos covering various aspects of brewing.
  • Events: Information on brewing-related events, retreats, workshops, and festivals.

What It Means to Us

Achieving a 95 for an IPA when you’re 3,000 miles away from the hop farms is a pretty big deal. We are elated to be listed among top breweries across California well-known for setting the standard for West Coast IPAs. Our co-owners Harmony and Ian are ecstatic about this achievement! Ian summed it up best, saying, “It’s surreal to see our name amongst the breweries who have the authority to decide what the modern IPA style is, and where it will go.”

This recognition is a testament to our commitment to excellence and innovation in brewing. We look forward to continuing to create outstanding beers for our community and beyond. Thank you to everyone who has supported us on this journey. Here’s to many more great brews to come!