For coastal locals like us, the annual hurricane season is equal parts fun and terror. We all follow a series of storms with weird names like other folks follow pro sports teams, tracking paths and occasionally buying bulk batteries and jugs of spring water. The least we could do is brew some beer to help alleviate anxiety during these tense months. The Hurricane Series of IPAs, with varying strengths corresponding to each of the storm categories, is a public service of HCB.
Category 3, the first brewed in the series, was originally brewed on September 27th, 2011. It sits squarely in the middle of the IPA-ABV range, hence the category. Centennial hops dominate this one, used both in the boil and the dry-hop.