Tonight’s featured beer is Drake’s Brewing Denogginizer Double India Pale Ale. I was introduced to Drake’s back in 1999 while at the San Leandro Cherry Festival. Drake’s was pouring a Bing Cherry beer that I thought was incredible. Years later I began finding their beers at liquor stores and being poured at local brew pubs. I’ve always been a fan of their beers. The folks at Drake’s get GREAT beer.
Silver Medal winner for Imperial India Pale Ale, Great American Beer Festival 2009. Besides Jolly Roger, this is probably Drake’s most renowned beer. An Imperial (or Double) IPA, Denogginizer is a big bold beer hopped with an abundant amount of Simcoe and Amarillo with a touch of Ahtanum and Chinook. Mashed with Crystal malt and Caramalt for color and flavor to help balance out the hop assault. Denogginizer is also Drake’s most powerful regular offering, at a whopping 10% alcohol by volume!”
I particularly like supporting Drake’s as a hometown brewery. They constantly get it right with all of their brews and Denogginizer is no exception!