Big Daddy IPA is a hop-head’;s delight, a generously dry-hopped yet surprisingly drinkable American-style India Pale Ale. Poured into a standard American pint glass, the beer is a golden straw color, with tight carbonation and a slightly off-white head that leaves a lovely lacing. The aroma is floral, fresh grass, pine needles, grapefruit, and a some subtle notes of fresh bread.
|ABV 6.5% ABV
IBU 60 IBU
Malt Two Row Pale, Light Munich
Hops Columbus, Cascade, Centennial
|American comfort fare: Big Daddy is the perfect complement to buttermilk fried chicken and biscuits, a wood-fired sausage pizza or the classic bacon cheeseburger.
Bring out the spice: For those with a taste for heat look for Big Daddy’s dry, hoppy bite to accent the bold flavors of curry dishes, cajun spice or tacos al pastor.
For a fresh catch: To bring out the aromatic citrus and floral notes pair with grilled salmon or fried calamari.
|In a typically foggy San Francisco summer in 1997, Forest Gray and his cadre of bootleggers were inspired to bring their unique and exceptional beers from the underground to the masses.
Defiantly producing small batches of beer in a secret warehouse in San Franciscos long forgotten Butchertown District, Speakeasy quickly gained a loyal following with bold, complex beers and striking 1920s imagery.
From the brewerys humble beginnings delivering hand-filled kegs out of the back of a van, the company now boasts more than 30 distributors across the West Coast and major metropolitan markets across the country.
Starting with a single, iconic beer that immortalized the spirit of those who persevered when Americas taps ran dry a bold, hoppy amber ale known as Prohibition Ale Speakeasy now brews a wide array of acclaimed beers from sessionable pale ales to bourbon barrel-aged imperial stouts.
Big Daddy IPA, which would become Speakeasys kingpin and San Franciscos best-selling IPA, fully realized the brewerys passion for intense, in-your-face flavors that were still balanced and approachable.
2011 ushered in a new era in the brewerys historywith the launch of many exciting new beers, the opening of The Speakeasy Tap Room, a stunning package redesign and a major facilities expansion, Speakeasy Ales & Lagers is poised to elevate the brand to national awareness.
From only four employees at the start to almost 40 now, Speakeasy has grown by leaps and bounds, yet still produce many of their beers on the original hand-cranked, steam-fired brewhouse that started it all.
The brewerys trademark eyesubiquitous and crypticbeckon you to join the Speakeasy revolution: no password required.