Island Hopliner IPA
Carpinteria Brewery’s Beer Now Served on Amtrak Trains
Thursday, November 3, 2016
Island Hopliner IPA: There’s a myriad of pleasures traveling by train up and down the California coast, but beer fans have long rejoiced to find bombers of Stone Brewing Company IPA for sale in the Amtrak commissary. Today, there’s more ale-some reasons to celebrate, as Island Brewing Company, which sits alongside the railroad tracks in Carpinteria, is now selling 22-ouncers of their Hopliner American IPA on those trains as well, specifically the stretch from San Diego to San Luis Obispo. Brewed with El Dorado and Azacca hops, the Hopliner, whose blue and white label reflects the Amtrak color scheme, is bitter enough to grab your attention, but smoothed out by a rounded maltiness that won’t distract you too much from taking in the epic views of the Pacific Ocean.