Named by Thrillist one of the best IPAs in the nation, TrimTab 006 will be back in late March

Trim Tab 006 New England Imperial IPA. Photo courtesy of Trim Tab

Birmingham-based TrimTab Brewing received national recognition this week, when the popular lifestyle brand Thrillist named TrimTab 006 New England Imperial IPA, one of the 34 hottest IPAs in America.

Originally part of TrimTab’s gallery series, it was the number 6 brew in the series.

How good was the beer? When the beer was sold in October 2017, that first batch sold out in-house on the first night. A larger second batch was released in December 2018 – and it too sold out within a couple of weeks.

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Trim Tab Brewery on Birmingham’s Southside. Photo by Pat Byington for Bham Now

According to TrimTab’s Jamie Newsom, the 006 will be back in late March.

“It is going to be brewed sometime this month, either this week or next and be ready for packaging sometime from mid to late March. It will be sold in-house and out to market, like at the Pig and Hop City.” he said.

So, what did Thrillist say?

Thrillist had high praise for TrimTab’s 006 New England Imperial IPA. Here is the excerpt from the story.

“A hop head could drown in the sea of New England-style IPAs that have flooded the market as of late, but Trim Tab throws a much-needed floatation device with their massively tropical, double dry-hopped 006 at a deceptively potent 8.7%. While it packs a gorgeous haze and medium body minus the scorching acidic finish amateurs can’t avoid, those who look for the scale to tip to the sweeter side will find this a godsend; it’s also perfect for bitter-naysayers who annoyingly cringe at the mention of hops without taking an open-minded sip. And like a banging rap track from the ’90s Golden Era, you know shit’s legit when it comes with alternate tracks. Trimtab dropped the Light Visions: 006 Lupulin Remix with healthy doses of spirit-lifting Citra hops and lactose to bring more body to the club.”

Honors keep coming

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Birmingham’s Trim Tab beers – photo by Pat Byington, Bham Now

This is the third honor TrimTab has racked up in the past two years. In November 2018, Thrillist declared Trim Tab the best brewery in Alabama. Last October 2017, TrimTab took home a bronze medal at the Great American Beer Festival for its Paradise Now beer.

Don’t forget late March

So, mark your calendars and check TrimTab’s website and social media for the latest release of TrimTab 006. If the past is barometer, the this award winning IPA will go fast.

Author: Pat Byington

Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.