This week's Sunday Night Suds looks at another of the beers I recently brought back from Israel - Dark Matter Black IPA.
This brew is another of the fine beers carried at the Beer Bazaar in the Machane Yehuda market in Jerusalem. (Click here https://beerbazaar.co.il for a link to their beer menu). Although the bottle did not give an indication as to who brews this beer, by clicking through their website I learned that it is brewed by the HaShakhen brewery (literally the neighbor brewery). Apparently Beer Bazaar also carries other beers by this brewery and the website allows you to sort by producer.
The Dark Matter Black IPA is somewhat light for a Black IPA and it is not like any other Black IPA that I tried before. The hops in the Dark Matter are somewhat muted, but at least they are present. The "dark" in the Dark Matter leans towards a lighter version of a stout as well. Still, the combination is quite enjoyable and went well with hamburgers made on a charcoal grill.
The Dark Matter Black IPA is certified kosher, but I have been unable to locate it since I took the picture. If you have a bottle handy please post the kosher certification in the comments below. To see what the experts on Beer Advocate think about this brew (yes its on BA), please follow this link beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/41096/265207.
If you've tried this beer or any others which have been reviewed on the kosher beers site, please feel free to post your comments (anonymous comments are acceptable).
Also, if you are reading this post more than six months after it was written, please note that it is possible that the product is no longer still certified kosher. To verify that the product is still certified kosher, please check the label on the bottle you are purchasing (since the the kosher beers list link does not include beer brewed in Israel).
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