COEUR D’ALENE, Idaho—An Inland Northwest brewery is celebrating an awesome victory this spring.
Trickster’s Brewing Company in Coeur d’Alene took home the gold for the National IPA Championships with its Juice Box IPA.
Trickster’s president, Matt Morrow said the news came to him from a text message from a friend in Colorado.
“The moment was very surreal and unexpected. This competition has a fantastic pedigree of previous winners who are considered the best IPA brewers in the world so we are very humbled to have been crowned champion. There was a rush of emotions from everyone here at Trickster's from disbelief, to crying, to just an overall sense of accomplishment from winning a major accolade,” said Morrow.
Morrow said the Juice Box IPA has been a flagship beer since they started producing the beer in September 2015.
“It is very much a crowd pleaser," Morrow said.
The Juice Box IPA is a Simcoe focused India Pale Ale that is very balanced and finishes with a fruity bouquet of hop aroma and flavor, explained Morrow.
Morrow said he had been brewing professionally for about 10 years, but had recently moved into a more administrative role as the company grew.
“Evan Ruud is the head brewer now and he is a better brewer than I ever was, then we have Nathan Vesser as the assistant brewer who is one of the hardest workers I've met,” said Morrow.
Trickster’s has been brewing delicious beer in the Inland Northwest since 2012.