Pint Report: Crispi IPA: A Collaboration between Arbeiter & Jace Marti Of Schell’s

In a beer world that seems to have jumped the shark, it is nice to know that good people can still come together to brew something that is clean and crisp. Recently, Arbeiter Brewing collaborated on a beer with Jace Marti of Schell’s Brewery. These wonderful people brewed Crispi IPA, a beer that fuses together two seemingly opposite things: crispy lager texture and abundantly aromatic sexy hop character.

Crispi IPA: The Best of Both Worlds

As one ages, one becomes aware of how bad the word “can’t” can be to the world. One can’t wear white Crocs after Labor Day. You can’t drink have pineapple on a pizza. I can’t hug my mother-in-law for 47 seconds every time you leave her house because, despite how much it weirds her out, I do it anyway because it is one of my secret joys in life. Well, beer also has rules that are going by the wayside.

Crispi IPA is a great example of how certain things we thought couldn’t happen are actually quite attainable. However, this opus took some tremendous beer minds to concoct something so stellar and wonderful. Crispi IPA has aromas of pineapple, peaches and mango. The 94 IBU come across in a really interesting way thanks to the crispness of the beer. It smells like it is a NE Style IPA. But. It’s. Not.

It’s A What, Now?

Would you believe me if I told you that this was actually. . . A lager!!!! I will wait for you to get off the floor. Yes, Crispi IPA is a lager. There is a lot going on in this beer despite the fact that the finish is so dry and clean. I want to drink more beers like this because I believe they blend the best of both worlds when it comes to what I love about lagers and IPAs. With this beer, wizardry, alchemy, and dip hopping all contributed to something wonderful. 10 yours ago, if you would have told me that this beer was going to be a thing, I would have said, “You can’t do that with a beer.” Well, thank goodness we live in a brave new world and Arbeiter Brewing’s crew and Jace Marti are showing that amazing things are possible. Well, except for pineapple on a pizza, that is just asinine. Prost!

Dan Beaubien has been involved with Beerploma since 2014 although his passion for craft beer dates back to 2006 when he started traveling for beer.  Dan mostly covers craft beer events, festivals, brewery openings/releases, and beer reviews. Dan has a soft spot in his heart for authentic British Style ales, IPAs, and all things barrel-aged.  If you have any questions or comments about this article feel free to email Dan at dan.beaubien@beerploma.com .