Imperial IPA brewed using German Pilsner malt, Scottish ale malt, and English crystal malt. True to fashion, we added a LOT of hops, using Chinook, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops. We chose not to filter this beer, preferring to “fine” it instead. 8.0% ABV
After the unfortunate loss of the original name for our brewery, co-owner Christine McKeever embarked on a quest to find the perfect new name by watching snowboarding videos on YouTube. After dozens of clips, she noticed that she kept hearing a single, simple phrase over and over again: “Dude are you OK?” As you can tell, we didn’t name our brewery “Dude are you OK? Brewing LLC”, but we knew we wanted to save it for a beer. We aspired to make a beer that would challenge the drinker; a beer with a ton of flavor and, if you forgive the blatant theft of a marketing term used at some time or other by every mega brewer, a beer created for the “bold and adventurous”
Dude are you OK? is an imperial IPA that weighs in at 8.0% abv and is brewed with a lot of hops. Fermentation was successful, leaving it with a clean profile and a dry finish. We haven’t filtered this beer, preferring to “fine” it instead. We used vegan-friendly fining agents so no animals were harmed making this beer.
*Imperial IPA’s are growing in popularity. The Alchemist, Lawson’s Finest Liquids and Hill Farmstead are leading the way in Vermont with world class versions of the style. Shortly after I left Otter Creek, Mike, Simon and Ron created a superb Imperial IPA back in 2009, but then they were always ahead of their time.