IPAs and Where to Find Them
Juicy, hazy, bitter, West Coast, East Coast or all of the above—IPAs, DIPAS and TIPAs have taken the world by storm over the past decade. With NYC now a melting pot for the scene, there are some awesome beers shops offering the best of the best.
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Beer Karma, Williamsburg: Industrial Arts — Wrench — IPA — 4.17 — 7.1%
A personal favorite bottle shop and taproom located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Dan’s (the owner) family has owned the location for generations, and what used to be a pharmacy is now a hopping beer store. The Wrench is always a staple in his collection, and you cannot go wrong with this hazy, mosaic and citra front-loaded IPA.
Beer Karma is offering pick-up and delivery. You can order via Doordash here.
Covenhoven, Prospect Heights: Zero Gravity — Little Wolf — APA — 3.69 — 4.7%
Covenhoven has changed its name to “To-Go-venhoven” for the time being. Typically known for it’s awesome patio, where in the summer you can always go to grill and chill with the best of beer. The Little Wolf is an easy drinking pale ale, featuring horizon, citra and mosaic hops.
Covenhoven is offering pick up.
City Swiggers, UES: Finback — Open Eyed — IPA — 4.18 — 6.5%
City Swiggers is located on the upper east side and has a plethora of beers to choose from. While they are known for their free beer tastings on Wednesday and Friday, they are sticking to the to-go menu for now. Finback’s Open Eyed is a dank IPA that has some pretty colorful can art to match its flavor. At 6.5% it's a perfect Thursday-night sipper (or perhaps Monday morning?).
City Swiggers is offering pick up.
Brouwerij Lane, Greenpoint: Grimm — Maximum Happiness — IPA — 4.08 — 7%
Known around the town as the Greenpoint’s first craft beer store, Brouwerij Lane sports a wooden, relaxed vibe with an awesome selection of craft beer. I’ve always dug that they normally have a Maine Beer Co. on draft—but for their IPA we chose Maximum Happiness from Grimm, which is a super tropical IPA featuring just mosaic and cashmere hops. It’s a little heavier at 7%, but you definitely cannot taste the alcohol bump.
Brouwerij Lane is offering pick up.
Hops Hill, Clinton Hill: Hill Farmstead — Society & Solitude #6 — DIPA — 4.47 — 8%
From the outside Hops Hill feels widely unassuming, but when you step inside you will be pleasantly surprised about the wide number of cans and the draft list that they offer. Hill Farmstead is one of our favorite breweries (what up present location of Greensboro, VT) and the Society and Solitude is an awesome DIPA that is wildly smooth, brewed with almost solely Mosaic hops giving it a refined finish. You won’t even notice it’s the heaviest beer on this list.
Hops Hill is offering pick up.
Bier Wax, Prospect Heights: Other Half — Forever Ever — Session IPA — 3.9 — 4.7%
Ah, Bier Wax the home of vinyls, great beer, beanies and good vibes. Bier Wax always has the best tunes playing and is definitely not in your face about how great their beer selection is. The OH Forever Ever has become a staple in the NYC beer scene, and is such a crushable session IPA that doesn’t sacrifice it’s flavor profile for its loss in alcohol content. Ideal Tuesday post-wfh beer.
Bier Wax is offering pick up.
Good Beer, East Village: Maine Beer Company — A Tiny Beautiful Something — PA — 3.94 — 5.5%
And a tiny and beautiful thing it is. Good Beer always offers a wide array of beers, both local and international, with a constantly changing taplist. We had to go for the Maine Beer Co. beer this time around, as it isn’t on our list yet and the TBS is such a treat, utilizing solely the El Dorado hop giving it an orangey appearance and taste. Very easy on the eyes and the buds (and suds).
Good Beer is offering pick up.
City Beer — Hudson Valley Brewery — Peach Silhouette — IPA / Sour — 4.45 — 6%
City Beer always has someone sitting inside sipping a beer with a charcuterie plate in front of them, and damn it smells so good. With big windows and a monstrous can selection, City Beer is undoubtedly a go-to for those that live on the east side of the park. Peach Silhouette is one of our favorite combos—a sour flirting with an IPA. The beer hails from Hudson Valley, and if one were to look at it they would never expect the peach sweetness and sour taste it offers, as it pours like a hazy pale ale.
City Beer is offering pick up.