Pike Releases No. 4 Session IPA in Honor of Lou Gehrig and to Support Ales for ALS

June 24th, 2014 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

Cheers to Pike Brewing for supporting the “Ales for ALS” campaign, which supports ALS research. Loftus Ranches and Hopunion created Ales for ALS and each year provide a special hop blend to participating brewers to brew a beer with. There are 69 total breweries participating this year, including 6 from Washington. Pike releases their No. 4 Session IPA today, and you can also look for Ales for ALS beers from Bale Breaker, Fremont, Mt. Tabor, Triplehorn and Two Beers.

The hop blend features Citra, Mosaic and 4 other experimental hops, one of which is now named Equinox. You can read more about the blend here.

More info on the release from Pike:

Lou Gehrig died prematurely of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), a progressive neuro-degenerative disease that leads to paralysis due to the death of motor neurons in the spinal cord and brain.

Pike’s No. 4 Session IPA was brewed for the Nationwide “Ales for ALS”™ promotion. Inspiration for the name came from the fact that Lou Gehrig’s New York Yankees jersey, bearing the No. 4, was permanently retired when he died. A very limited quantity of this beer was brewed and, with this tap label Pike honors Lou’s memory and hopes to raise awareness and encourage donations to research so that a cure for ALS might be found.

Pike is donating $1 for every pint sold at The Pike Pub, and we are encouraging our restaurant and bar partners to do the same. There will be select Pint Nights and Pike Beer Dinners around town where No. 4 Session IPA will be poured. Make it a hit by donating $1 donating to the cause. Individual donations are welcome too.

Pike No. 4  Session IPA is full-flavored with a lot of hop flavor and aroma, along with notes of citrus and stone fruit. At only 5.0% ABV  IBU 40  OG 1.048, It’s a perfect beer for summer!



“Ales for ALS”™ was the brainchild of Loftus Ranches and Hop Union to support ALS research. They have offered participating brewers access to a proprietary hop blend, free of charge, in exchange for participation in Ales for ALS™. The ALS Blend is a combination of Mosaic, Citra, and four different experimental varieties, one of which is now named Equinox.


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