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Firkin a go-go (01)

Fire Works bar manager Devin Ochs *carefully* transports a firkin (10.8-gallon cask) of Riptide White IPA, from the cooler —where he had spiled and vented it 24 hours earlier— to the dining room, where he would tap it later during the beer dinner.



A dinner featuring the beers of Heavy Seas Brewing (of Baltimore, Maryland), and the menu of Chef Frank Mayo, at ...


Fire Works American Pizzeria and Bar.

Arlington (Court House district), Virginia.

17 April 2013.



"Riptide White IPA is a beer brewed with a malt body similar to a Belgian style Wit with loads of torrified wheat. It’s hopped like an IPA, but with a blend of Czech Saaz, French Strisselspalt, Calypso, Centennial and Cascade hops to create a big citrus nose and flavor with floral accents. To complete the feel of the wit style, the beer is pushed through a hopback, which was loaded with Spanish sweet orange peel, Curaçao bitter orange peel, coriander, and a generous helping of hops. It’s fermented with a classic Belgian Wit yeast which provides fruity and spicy notes. Post-fermentation, the beer is blasted in tank with a 'hop cannon,' loaded with Calypso, Strisselspalt, and Citra hops, and more orange peel."


7.25% alcohol-by-volume (abv)

45 International Bittering Units ( IBUs)



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Taken on April 17, 2013