And in celebration of all that celebrating, Milky Way Galaxy double IPA is this week’s Beer Pick.
Milky Way Galaxy Double IPA
Pontoon Brewing Co., Sandy Springs
Available on draft and in 16-ounce cans for a limited time.
Brewed for Pontoon’s second anniversary, the newest version of Milky Way Double IPA is big in every way. Weighing in at 10% alcohol, and some 100 international bitterness units, it’s double dry hopped, featuring Galaxy as the premier variety, along with Citra and Centennial. The malt bill is a combo of 2-row, crystal and caramel, with a bit of lactose added.
The result is a hazy-hoppy IPA that touches on both classic West Coast and New England styles, with a tropical punch, a touch of sweetness, and a surprisingly smooth bitterness in the finish.
Like most big IPAs, Milky Way isn’t perfectly food-friendly. But try it with creamy, high fat cheeses like triple creams or English cheddars. And a big, bad double cheeseburger with onion rings and fries could work, too.
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