West Side Belgian-Syle IPA symbolizes the beginning of Harriet Brewing. After years of home brewing and a new path being laid before him, Jason Sowards started Harriet Brewing in his basement garage on the west side of Lake Harriet. Not to be drowned in a sea of IPA’s, Our Belgian-inspired flagship, West Side, was designed to stand out as something different – a beer that catered toward the hop-crazed craft beer market of then, but included Belgian character and imbued a sense of balance and restraint.
West Side is an eclectic ale brewed to balance the brightest West Coast hops with a prolific Belgian yeast strain. It pours light copper with white head. Its subtle malt gives way to a fruity, citrusy, and slightly spicy aroma and flavor. The medium-bodied West Side is snappy and leaves your palate refreshed.
6.5% ABV • 40 IBU