||IPA - Imperial / Double
Our brewers are slinging some serious hops into this Belgian inspired DIPA, which is why we initially named it "Trebuchet", the mediaeval French catapult pictured at right. We ran into a snafu with the name when we discovered another cool brewery in California already had it trademarked. Instead of crying about it, we just changed it to the way 9 out of 10 people pronounced it anyway. Tree Bucket. Took a French word and used American phonetics-- kind of like what we do with our beer styles. Cheers!
Belgian candy sugar and the Ardennes yeast strain lend sweetness to this very, very hoppy beer. Tropical fruit-forward Citra hops, among others, give balance to the sweet profile and high ABV. The beer is babied in the fermentation tanks and dry hopped just before packaging. From aroma to sip to burp, this beer will have you storming the gates for your next pint.
Great with: If you like spicy foods, this beer will add fuel to the fire as the excessive hop charges will intensify the heat. Think adobo tacos, spicy veggie chili, or a pepperoni-jalapeno-pineapple pizza.
Cheese Picks: Really sharp, aged cheddar is delightful. Hooks' 7-year from Wisconsin is a favorite here amonst the pub staff.