This is the twenty-eigth in a series of installments that will highlight one of my favorite brews and which knits to go with it! None of the breweries or yarn companies are compensating me – these are just my opinions on my personal experiences!
Brew: Rocky Mountain IPA
Brewer: Fort Collins Brewery
Flavors: Whew! This beer has some awesome spicy flavor and bitterness with a sweet undertone that hop-fanatics (like myself) appreciate. This is a dry hopped beer and the citrus notes are very apparent in the scent and initial flavor. With a bittery finish, the mouthfeel lingers and you can’t just have one sip.
Knit Pairings: I recommend knitting something with tang while drinking this beer. Because the taste is so abundant but keeps you going back for more, I think a great lace pattern with shorter repeats would be perfect! You can work out a fiddley repeat while soaking up the taste of the sip you just had and by the end of it (and hypothetically during a moment of “down time” while you prepare for the next repeat), you can sip the beer and basically double-fist one awesome, complex project for another.
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!