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.
The second member of the series, Category 4, was originally brewed on November 23, 2011, at the very tail-end of that year’s hurricane season. A minty hop profile provided highlights to this otherwise strong IPA.