Alpine Beer Company beers have made their way to Pittsburgh!
Alpine is out of California and for a long time, had a super-small distribution. They were very sought after for their hard-to-get hoppy beers. Alpine has now been purchased by Green Flash, which means their distribution just went up.
A week ago on Untappd, I checked in their Nelson beer. They consider this a Rye-IPA but I can tell you, it was just as hoppy as most Double or Imperial IPAs. The hops had a great flavor and were balanced really well by the malt.
Here in the Burgh I’ve had two reports of bottles for sale of their Session IPA, Hoppy Birthday. They were stocked yesterday at House of 1000 Beers in New Kensington and Hal’s Bottle Shop on Babcock Blvd.