There have been beers to commemorate specific people, special occasions and even animals, but now Rogue has released one to pay tribute to the carpet used in the airport in Portland, Ore.
Named PDX Carpet IPA, the new “non-traditional” IPA is brewed with Pacman yeast and Rouge Farms Alluvial hops, along with great western 2-row, carawheat, c15 and Rogue Farms Dare & Risk malts. All of the ingredients incorporated into the IPA originate from the Rogue Farm in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.
“Inspired by the iconic carpet that has welcomed millions of travelers to Oregon for decades, PDX Carpet IPA celebrates Portland International Airport being named “America’s Best Airport” by Travel + Leisure Magazine for the second year in a row,” says the brewery’s website.
The 25-year-old carpet used in the Portland airport is teal in color with blue lines and red details, and is so popular that it has its own Facebook page as well as a hashtag on Twitter. Over 13 acres of the infamous carpet is being torn up and replaced this year with a new pattern.
PDX Carpet IPA is available now in 22-ounce bottles ($6.75) on Rogue’s website.