Tuesday, Aug. 2, is national IPA day. And there are at least three ways Utahns can celebrate this popular style of beer.
1. But a ticket to a special beer-tasting dinner at The Bombay House, 2731 Parleys Way, Salt Lake City. The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs $25 per person. Beer is an additional $15. During the event, Squatters Pub Brewery will introduce its new Monsoon Monster, a bottle-conditioned IPA containing Falconers Flight and other exceptional hops. Brewmasters Jason Stock and Dan Burick collaborated with John Harris, an award-winning brewer from Oregon, on this high-alcohol brew, which contains 7.3 percent alcohol by volume.The dinner menu will include naan flatbread, fish curry, chicken tandoori, vegetable cocount kurma, chicken makhani and lamb. Guests also will get to sample Squatters India Pale Ale and Hop Rising. Call 801-581-0222 for reservation.
2. Enjoy some of the other locally brewed IPAs including Epic Brewing Co.'s Spiral Jetty or Hopulent; and Uinta Brewing Co.'s Trader Sessions or Dubhe Imperial Black IPA.