Bug Repellent IPA
Originally brewed for my wife, I wanted to make something that was very approachable and not too overwhelming…like her first visit to Yellowknife. It’s easy to entice new people with our 24hr sunlight and beautiful surroundings, but two things we generally leave out on purpose are the obscene number of mosquitoes and their Jurassic Park-like size. With that being said, her fate was sealed with 72 swollen bites and a need to combat them.
As a long-time Yellowknifer accustomed to this seasonal insect torture, this memory infuriated me and I felt it was time to do something to bite back at these pesky buzzers. After months of painstaking research, delving into alchemy, chemistry and even voodoo, I was able to put together a concoction that would combat the legions of mosquitoes that plague even the most punctiliously prepared ballplayers, revelers, campers and patio-goers. Many Locals swear by eating oranges or burning mosquito coils, but we stand behind this IPA.