Celebrating the America’s Cup with Beer
Published on July 2nd, 2016
While the staff at Scuttlebutt World Headquarters have become fond of the offerings from Scuttlebutt Brewing Company in Everett (WA), we have to give props to their neighbor to the north – Maritime Pacific Brewing Company in Seattle (WA) – in the launch this summer of their 2016 Regatta Series IPAs.
Maritime Pacific Brewery will be launching one-of-a-kind specialty IPAs, with the names for this fleet of beers in the first Regatta Series to be based upon the America’s Cup.
The first Regatta Series IPA was released on June 11 to celebrate the Cutter Class of boats, from which sprang one of the largest of all America’s Cup defenders, the “Reliance”. Boasting an impressive 201 feet in length over all, a 196-foot mast and over 1600 square feet of sail area, Reliance was massive and unbeatable in her day.
On July 4th they will herald the J-Boat Class, which helped make competition more affordable by reducing the overall boat length to a more manageable 76 to 86 foot range and changing the old gaff rigging to the Bermuda rig still in use on sailboats today.
Following the J-Boat Class IPA, the next IPA will be their tribute to the famous 12 Meter Class, in which competition became especially fierce and the coveted America’s Cup trophy lost and regained once again to America.
And finally, finishing this Regatta Series will be Maritime’s salute to the foiling catamaran of the 34th America’s Cup, the AC 72.
Source: Washington Beer Blog