There was a time (and not too long ago) when asking for a Sierra Nevada at most restaurant/bars would get you a weird look.
You want an IP-what now? We’ve got Bud, Bud Light, Coors and Miller. Luckily for those of us with taste buds, those days are over and you can find a decent hoppy brew just about any place.
Not that BC’s Pizza & Beer is just anyplace, as is evident to anyone who’s ever seen its extensive beer menu, or been around for its annual IPA festival. The Clovis pizza/beer joint hosts the fourth annual IPA Beer Festival starting 11 a.m. Thursday. It will feature more than 60 IPAs available on draft and in bottles. These are beers from around the world. Some of them are hard to come by, so for the hard-core connoisseur (as opposed to the guys who will drink any old swill), this is going to be a treat.
On tap for the event (pun intended):
- Sleight of Hand Black IPA and Red Eye Imperial Red IPA from Sierra Nevada
- A firkin of Double Dry Hopped Fat Tire and Trip 16 Rye IPA from New Belgium Brewery. A firkin is a small barrel used in the brewing process.
- Habanero Sculpin IPA from Ballast Point