Golden Road Releasing "Wolf Among Weeds," Its New Custom IPA

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Wolf in the Weeds Photo: Golden Road Brewing

Atwater's Golden Road Brewing is releasing a new IPA this week, a possible counter-point to its very first release, Point the Way IPA, which emphasizes an ABV that's lower than most in the genre of these hops-highlighting beers, increasingly synonymous with the West Coast. Called Wolf Among Weeds IPA, the name is a tuneful translation of the Latin term for hops, according to the brewery's co-founder and L.A. restaurateur Tony Yanow, speaking with The L.A. Times today. Wolf in the Weeds sounds like a promising prospect for IPA-addicts who might not have been so crazy about that first IPA's style-deviation, with an 8% ABV and four hops "added generously throughout the brewing process," and bearing a piney profile with those tropical notes coveted by many IPA drinkers.

The not-as-good news is that only about 500 cases of the brew will be sold, though it marks the continuation of the brewery's plan to offer a minimum of two limited releases IPAs a year, with another expected in fall (the first is the smoked IPA called Burning Bush). A good place to start looking may be Whole Foods, as most L.A. locations will be stocking the elusive wolf, maybe as soon as today.

Golden Road unveils its Wolf Among Weeds IPA [LAT]