This is the fifth in a series of installments that will highlight one of my favorite brews and which knits to go with it! Read more editions here!
Brew: Rampant Imperial IPA
Brewery: New Belgium Brewing
Malts: Pale, Black
Hops: Mosaic, Calypso, Centennial
Flavors: Although there is abundant bitterness, there is also a slightly sweet malty taste that rounds out the beer’s big personality. A clean finish keeps it from being too overpowering and heavy.
Knit Pairings: This beer is complex in aroma and in taste, as such, I think it’d be great paired with an exotic blend of yarns – yak, camel and bamboo? hemp, cashmere and merino? – or an exotic stitch pattern. Try something new! Have fun! Enjoy both the complexity of the beverage and the complexity of your project.
Let me know what you think! Suggestions for future beers, more/different information to include, this is a work in progress so I won’t be offended by constructive advice!