Apr 23, 2024 - Food and Drink

Tasting Metazoa Brewing's new tropical-inspired IPA

A hand holding a beer in front of a bunch of dogs

Sugar, in the blue harness, looking for people to pet her. Photo: Arika Herron/Axios

Metazoa Brewing Co., the brewery with a pet-friendly taproom and on-site dog park that donates a portion of its profits to animal welfare charities, tapped a new beer — just in time for the warm weather.

Brew of the week: The Big Kahuna, an American IPA with blood orange, guava, passion fruit and orange.

  • 6.5% ABV, 60 IBU.

💭 My thought bubble: This new tropical-inspired brew from Metazoa is refreshing but not as fruit-forward as I expected from the description. 8/10.

Vibe check: Metazoa celebrated the release with a luau-themed party on a sunny Saturday earlier this month.

  • The dog park was packed with Hawaiian-shirt-clad pups and people, which I enjoyed but was a little too chaotic for Sugar, our 13-year-old pit mix, who spent her time looking for a corner of the park without dogs in it.
  • Lines for beer can be long but move quickly — especially when you get to pass the time with your four-legged friends.

If you go: 140 S. College Ave.

  • Open 1pm to 10pm Monday-Wednesday, 11am to 10pm Thursday-Saturday and 11am to 9pm Sunday.
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