Boatswain American I.P.A.

May 31, 2017 in Category: What's New

Have we taken the nautical nomenclature too far? What do “boats” have to do with beer? First, a quick tutorial: a boatswain (that’s BOE-sun) is an unlicensed member of the deck department on a merchant ship. The boatswain supervises the other deck crew. The boatswain is a hard worker, reliable, and often goes unnoticed.

Boatswain American I.P.A. lives up to two of those three descriptors – once you have a taste of it, it certainly won’t go unnoticed. Brewed exclusively for Trader Joe’s by an award-winning craft brewer in Wisconsin, this is an abundantly hoppy, respectably bitter ale, with just the right amount of malt to balance the crisp, hop-forward profile.

At 6.7% ABV and 79 IBUs, this brew is for the craft beer aficionado who’s always looking for something new and interesting to drink. Sip it chilled while flipping burgers on the barbecue or floating in the pool this summer. Pair it with tangy TJ's Cave Aged Blue Cheese, or Raw Milk Aged Cheddar. No pairing? No problem. This surprisingly balanced American IPA is satisfying all on its own.

For years, we sold Boatswain American I.P.A. in 650ml bottles. Recently, we made the decision to offer it in 12-ounce (355ml) cans instead. Opening up a 12-ounce can is less of a commitment than opening up a nearly 24-ounce bottle, and you really can’t beat our price of $4.99 (or per market), plus deposit where required, for a 6-pack of cans.

The beer fans out there surely know that Trader Joe’s is a reliable source for this kind of hardworking value that won’t go unnoticed.


NOTE: Since posting, the details of this item may have changed due to fluctuating market prices, federal regulations, currency rates, drought, pestilence, bandits, rush hour traffic, filibusters, clowns, zombie apocalypse, punctilious product developers... Contact our Crew for current price and availability.

Tags: beer, craft beer, IPA, American IPA, Boatswain