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Happy IPA Day 2019

What is IPA Day?

International IPA Day takes place on the first Thursday of August, and it’s one of our favourite days of the year because we get to celebrate the awesome beer style known as India Pale Ale. Yep, it’s one giant IPA love fest in-store! 

So, if you’re wondering how to get involved in IPA Day, we have you covered with an IPA Day Tasting.


When:  Thursday, August 1 (3pm to 7pm)
Where: Craft Cartel Liquor – 26 Emma Cres, Constitution Hill
Cost: Free

If you’re in the area make sure you swing past because we’ll be pouring a bunch of fresh local hoppy brews including The Welder’s Dog IPA, Wayward IPA, Capital Rock Hopper IPA, Akasha Hopsmith IPA and more! 

We’d love to see the IPAs you’re drinking today, so we invite you to snap and share a pic of you celebrating IPA Day on Instagram with the hashtag #Craft_Cartel_IPA 

The best IPA Day photo will receive a $50 Craft Cartel Liquor voucher! Winner announced on Friday, August 2nd.


Because we all love the hoppy goodness that is an India Pale Ale, we’ve put together a list of some of our local faves.

Fixation IPA
Four new world hop varieties (Mosaic, Citra, Simcoe, Amarillo) have gone into this IPA at all stages of the brewing process to lend a big juicy, fruity aroma, robust flavour and firm bitterness. There is a pale malt bill with a few specialty malts for good measure, just enough to carry the seriously large hopping regime! This beer is for people with great taste, who love a modern day classic IPA!

The Welder’s Dog IPA
It may not be primrose scented, algae infused or barrel aged in a duck egg, but thats because they decided to double-down on the important things; a super clean, well rounded malt profile and a huge hit of fresh, fruity and Australian hops.

Hawkers IPA
Hops, and lots of them! Bitterness with tropical, citrusy and piney notes that is balanced by a malty backbone.

Wayward IPA 
A vibrant American West Coast IPA that’s big on flavour but balanced enough to drink all day. Massive tropical fruit and citrus notes from multiple hop additions are supported by a smooth but firm bitterness and a clean, dry finish.

Akasha Hopsmith IPA
Hopsmith is a ‘West Coast’ style IPA and all about the hops. Triple dry-hopped, the all American grown hop varieties are allowed to shine with citrus, pine, fruity notes and a nice dry, bitter finish.

Capital Brewing Rock Hopper IPA
Big and juicy, this west coast IPA was brewed to celebrate the journey to Capital’s favourite remote places. The forward hop flavours are bursting with citrus and stone fruit (peach) flavour and aroma. It’s got a dry finish and subtle malt flavours. It’s as if you’re drinking a refreshing fruit punch.

BentSpoke Sprocket Summer IPA
Crankshaft’s younger sister; Bentspoke Sprocket Summer IPA is a big and hoppy brew with raw, tropical fruit, sniffs and tastes.

Temple Brewing Weston St IPA
Weston St IPA creates an alluring union of sweet citrus, floral and pine. The palate is met with a short and sweet pine flavour, transcending into a pleasant resin-like bitterness.

Feral Hop Hog
Feral Hop Hog explodes with citrusy flavours and hop aromas, rounded out with a solid malt backbone. A farmload of American hops makes Hop Hog a uniquely Feral brew, and a little fruity.

Riverside Brewing Co Seventy Seven IPA
Seventy Seven is a big American style IPA. This beer is a celebration of hops utilising four hop varietals throughout the boil and ferment. Seventy Seven starts big then finishes clean leaving you wanting more.