Fremont Brewing: The Sister IPA

Style: Imperial IPA

Special Notes: Named to honor all the sisters in the world.

Hops: Mosaic, Ekuanot, Calypso. Amarillo extract.

Malts: 2-Row Pale, White Wheat, Vienna

ABV: 8.5

IBU: Mind Your Business

Availability: Rotating availability

@untappd says: 3.91/5

Here’s a shoutout to all of the sisters in the world!

Fremont Brewing is family-owned and was founded in Seattle in 2009. It has everything I always love to see in my breweries; locally sourced ingredients (organic when possible), a green mentality, and a passion for making beer that matters. They’ve won awards for sustainability and pride themselves on their conservation and activism record. It’s really an amazing-sounding place. They do so much cool activist and conservation stuff that I can’t even talk about it all!

Fremont Brewing: The Sister
Beer definitely matters, and so does this label! (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on Windowsills)

Fortunately, they also make some pretty solid beer; at least that was the case with the Sister Imperial IPA. It’s brewed with 2-Row Pale, White Wheat and Vienna malts, and the hop lineup features some heavy hitters like Mosaic, Ekuanot and Calypso, with some Amarillo extract thrown in for good measure. It’s dank and tropical, with lots of good fruity flavors and some good hoppiness.

The name and the description on the can are tributes to sisters everywhere. As it says: “Without sisters, we would never have learned the finer points of emotional warfare, or the art of huffing and puffing, or snide remarking, how long to carry a grudge, or the true meaning of loyalty when one of us is hurt. The Sister is fittingly bitter and a little sweet but she will always be there for you. Because sisters matter.”

Shout out to my sister—and constant contributor to the Windowsill—@bookfiend77. Love you, sis!

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. Fremont Brewing: Sister . Here’s a shoutout to all of the sisters in the world! . Fremont Brewing is family-owned and was founded in Seattle in 2009. It has everything I always love to see in my breweries; locally sourced ingredients (organic when possible), a green mentality, and a passion for making beer that matters. They’ve won awards for sustainability and pride themselves on their conservation and activism record. It’s really an amazing-sounding place. They do so much cool activist and conservation stuff that I can’t even talk about it all! . Fortunately, they also make some pretty solid beer; at least that was the case with the Sister Imperial IPA. It’s brewed with 2-Row Pale, White Wheat and Vienna malts, and the hop lineup features some heavy hitters like Mosaic, Ekuanot and Calypso, with some Amarillo extract thrown in for good measure. It’s dank and tropical, with lots of good fruity flavors and some good hoppiness. . The name and the description on the can are tributes to sisters everywhere. As it says: “Without sisters, we would never have learned the finer points of emotional warfare, or the art of huffing and puffing, or snide remarking, how long to carry a grudge, or the true meaning of loyalty when one of us is hurt. The Sister is fittingly bitter and a little sweet but she will always be there for you. Because sisters matter.” . Shout out to my sister—and constant contributor to the Windowsill—@bookfiend77. Love you, sis! . ABV: 8.5, IBU: Mind your own business (their words), Available from January to June . @untappd says: 3.91/5

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