Be Hoppy IPA is Brewed by
Wormtown Brewing in Worcester, Massachusetts
is a reddish-gold hazy unfiltered brew; Pungent aroma of citrus,
floral spice, and grapefruit; Decidedly bitter palate with a medium
light body; Flavors of hoppy grapefruit give way to a dry finish;
Our Hop Back and Double Dry Hop process ensure aromatics that are in
your face coupled with an obscene amount of kettle hops that should
make all bitter beer fans and hop heads swoon. ABV:6.5% IBUs: 69
Outstanding IPA. Pours a light, hazy gold with a moderate head that
lingers. Nose of citrus, fruit and pine without any of the dank,
juicy characteristics that portend an overbalanced hop-bomb. Taste
of mango, pineapple, lemon and orange gives way to a bready,
slightly sweet malt middle and finishes with a nice bitterness. It's
the finish that sets it apart - clean and crisp without a lingering
stickiness. It's about as refreshing a full-bodied IPA you're gonna
find. Really nice beer.
The Story Behind
the Name "Wormtown"
In 1978, an underground DIY fanzine hit the streets of Worcester
which covered the burgeoning local music scene and its inhabitants.
Wormtown Punk Punk Press was gobbled up by the musicians and music
fans of Worcester who craved news and information about the exciting
sounds emanating from the local airwaves and rock clubs. Wormtown
Punk Punk Press featured groups from Worcester like the Blue Moon
Band and Crazy Jack, and from Boston like Willie Alexander, DMZ and
The Real Kids. The 'zine hit a nerve in the city and those who were
entranced with punk picked up on the name Wormtown and adopted it
quickly to represent themselves and their emerging culture. Within a
year an album showcasing the city's best punk bands entitled
Wormtown '78 was produced, effectively branding the local music
scene, and the city of Worcester, forever.
Not everyone identifies with Wormtown. Not everyone is involved with
the underground music scene in the city, not everyone is a fan of
punk. But the name has stuck and has been adopted by countless
Worcester citizens because it symbolizes and embraces the free
spirited do-it-yourself ethic that is simply Worcester. Over the
years it has meant many things to many people and sometimes frowned
upon as derogatory by some, when actually it helped change the
culture of the city in a way where anyone could strike out on their
own and create music, art or a collective of liked minded
individuals. Wormtown Brewery has that same spirit - they are
creating something unique to add to the mix in our city. Will it
change Worcester the way music did back in the late '70s? Who knows.
But one thing is for sure, there is nothing that goes better with
good music than good beer.