Sockeye Red IPA is a hopped up beer that was a hop bomb before IPAs were even popular. About 20 years ago this beer was brewed by Mark Staples at Midnight Sun Brewing Co. to feed the desire for a spawntastic IPA at Humpy’s Great Alaskan Ale House, a downtown watering hole. At 5.6% and 61 IBUs this beer was an immediate success. Inspired by the Alaskan fishing scene, Humpy’s has always been a beer hub of Anchorage, with over 40 taps, a pizza joint, and a new music venue all connected into one downtown campus. This place is where you would want to spawn till you die. Sockeye Red IPA is available in ever convenient 12 oz cans, as well as in the original offering of 22 oz bottles. This IPA has long been one of my favorites. Be like this Sockeye and snag yourself a little piece of Anchorage brewing history. Cheers to the big, bold Sockeye Red IPA!
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