18th Street Brewery – Devil’s Cup

“18th Street Brewery was founded as a home brewery by Drew Fox in 2010. After years of hands on learning and exploration, 18th Street Brewery became official with the release of SINISTER DIPA in 2013. Shortly after the SINISTER release we opened a 3,200sq.ft. brewpub in an old dry cleaners in Gary, IN. Quickly outgrowing that space we purchased a 32,000sq.ft. warehouse in Hammond, IN. Our Hammond location now houses our production, packaging, barrel program, a taproom and a full service kitchen. Our original Gary, IN now houses a small 10 barrel open fermentation system, as well as a taproom, craft cocktail bar and kitchen.

We are currently the second largest brewery in Northwest Indiana. Our beers range from saisons to double india pale ales to double milk stouts to pilsners and lagers. 18th Street is comprised of hard working, motivated individuals who strive to be the best. We love our jobs. We love our beer. We live and love what we do.” 18th Street Brewery

Devil’s Cup opens with nuances of citrus fruit, layered over notes of fresh honey glazed biscuits. In the glass it appears as a deep color liquid with a really frothy head leaving great laces. Flavors of biscuit, caramel, citrus notes mainly of ruby grapefruit, and bitter grapefruit peel, along with tropical fruit esters dance in-sync with each other on your tongue. The finish leaves you with a short bitterness, and a drawn out dryness. Not one flavor in this beer is overwhelming, and the bitterness teeters on the line of being almost too bitter for a pale ale, but again, its bitterness is not too brash. This is a well balanced beer, and easy to drink. It will satisfy the taste buds of every IPA and non-IPA fan out there.

Bottoms up!

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