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Baerlic Brewing releases ‘Dark Thoughts’ Black IPA in Bottles

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Baerlic Brewing Co. newest seasonal Dark Thoughts Black IPA sounds pretty good and though I am down with the pentagram on the label I wish they called it a Cascadian Dark Ale. Black IPA, CDA or American-style Black Ale, either way you can pick this dry hopped and dank beer in 22oz bottles and on draft now, or at the release party at the brewery taproom this Thursday, January 5th at 4pm.


More from the press release:

To possess Dark Thoughts with the precise amount of pure evil, we cold steep the hell out of roasted wheat for 24-36 hours. By utilizing this slow and torturous process, we’re able to extract the rich chocolate, sweet and fruity flavor compounds while leaving behind the harsh and tannic flavors of the roasted malt—think of rich cold-brewed coffee vs. that of the heartburn-inducing gas station variety.

Dark Thoughts Flavor Profile

  •   6.66% ABV
  •   66.6 IBU
  •   Black IPA/Cascadian Dark Ale brewed w/ Cold-Steeped Roasted Wheat
  •   Dryhopped with .666 lbs per barrel each of Columbus & Mosaic Hops
  •   Pairs devilishly well with upside-down starfruit, leg of lamb and bloodwurst sausage

A classic IPA possessed with a maniacal evil, Dark Thoughts Black IPA is brewed with cold-steeped roasted malts for an eerily smooth darkness and dryhopped with 6.66 lbs each of pungent Columbus & Mosaic hops.



Style History

Black IPA/Cascadian Dark Ales are an attempt to marry the dank, citrus and pine characteristics of a classic Northwest IPA with the flavors, aromas and colors of dark roasted malts. With a controversial and sordid history, CDAs are thought to have been first brewed in the Pacific NW, specifically in the area from BC, Canada to Northern California—known as the Republic of Cascadia. They are more commonly referred to as black IPA.


Currently Available in 22oz bottles and draft at Baerlic Brewery & Taproom, 2235 SE 11th Ave. Portland, OR 97214

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: [email protected]

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