New Beer Anchors Away IPA
We brewed our new beer Anchors Away IPA in collaboration with our friends at Kansas City Shanty Choir. Bursting with citrus flavors and aromas, this West Coast inspired IPA has a resinous mouthfeel with a delicious and lasting hop bitterness.
Kansas City Shanty Choir
What’s the Shanty Choir? We’re glad you asked! Rochester has teamed up with the talented Shantymen at the KC Shanty Choir to host several Sea Shanty Singalongs in our spacious Crossroads event space. Each month, people gather with friends and family to learn traditional sea shanties by rote. It’s not about being able to sing well, but joining together making memories and feeling the camaraderie and spirit of being in a crew together. The events are free and family friendly. If you haven’t been, you should definitely come by. It’s always fun, and if you don’t feel like singing, you can smack the table or clap along. There are several upcoming Sea Shanty Singalongs scheduled at Rochester’s Crossroads location:
About that Anchors Away IPA
Head brewer David Bulcock created Anchors Away with Simcoe, Amarillo and Centennial hops. This gives it a signature resiny finish and citrusy character. If you like Anchors Away, you may also enjoy some of Rochester’s other popular west coast IPAs.
As most people know, India Pale Ales were born out of necessity. When the British Empire tried to ship traditional ales to India, they deteriorated during the hot, months-long journey. English brewers created hopped up beer to make sure the beer arrived flavorful. In the 1980s, American craft breweries embraced the variety, experimenting with a countless range of hops. Thus American IPAs came into their own, including the West Coast IPA.
West Coast IPAs
West Coast IPAs are hoppy by design with bitterness in the forefront and a piney edge. Less sweet than their East Coast counterparts, they are also less hazy, with a bright golden color. The new beer Anchors Away IPA is the perfect companion for a summer’s day, happy hour with friends or singing along to some rollocking sea shanties.
We hope to see you soon at our Crossroads or Parkville taprooms where you can try Anchors Away or one of our other craft beers on tap.