Ship Rocked IPA: Craft beer for a cause

Ship Rocked IPA, brewed locally by Mill House Brewing Company, is a one-of-a-kind craft beer with a mission to promote clean drinking water and protect the Hudson River.

Mill House installing Ship Rocked beer barrels

Mill House installing Ship Rocked IPA beer barrels on the Sloop Clearwater, June 14, 2018

Ship Rocked IPA Beer Project is a collaboration between Mill House Brewing Company and Riverkeeper to highlight that 100,000 people get their drinking water from the Hudson River.

India Pale Ale (IPA) dates back to the 1700s when it was created to meet the demand for beer around the world in a time of exploration and conquest. The British brewed this new IPA with extra hops and alcohol and put it in barrels to age on ships bound for distant lands.

Ship Rocked IPA

Artwork by John Breiner

Remaining true to this tradition, Mill House has created Ship Rocked IPA, brewed in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., where the drinking water comes from directly from the Hudson River.

“This beer represents a community collaboration to celebrate and highlight the Hudson River. Ship Rocked IPA is barrel conditioned on the Hudson River to mimic the true essence of IPAs and the journey they took across the Ocean. Rocked by the ‘motion of the Ocean’ this beer is not only made with Hudson River source water, but it also used the river as part of the beer making process.”
– Jamie Bishop, Mill House Brewing Co.

Riverkeeper has worked with the seven communities that draw drinking water from the Hudson River – The City and Town of Poughkeepsie, the Village and Town of Rhinebeck, and the Towns of Esopus, Hyde Park and Lloyd – to form the Hudson River Drinking Water Intermunicipal Council. This first-of-its-kind effort is dedicated to protecting the source of drinking water for 100,000 people in these communities – the Hudson River. They call themselves “the Hudson 7.”

Please consider supporting the project in one of the following ways:

Read more in The Valley Table
“Beer is an exciting way to connect people to Riverkeeper’s mission.”
– Dan Shapley, Riverkeeper Water Quality Program Director, in The Valley Table

Ship Rocked IPA would not be possible without the support of our partners:
                     Mill House Brewing Company                  Hudson River Sloop Clearwater Inc.

Thanks to Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, for providing the ship to rock the beer this year!




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