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Forbiden Root WPA

Chicago’s Forbidden Root is unique is process and philosophy. They are Chicago’s first botanic brewery and build on historical brewing traditions to create natural, balanced, and botanical brews. However, they don’t stop there. With the beer I had tonight, Wildflower Pale Ale (aka WPA), for example, they also work towards improving their community through their brewery.

WPA was first released in the Spring of 2015 and with a community mobilization project called the Charity Works Program. They focus on “efforts that empowered people to renew, rebuild and make this country a better place to live”. You can read more about that project here.

The beer itself is fragrant and floral with a subtle bit and an abundance of flavor. WPA is brewed with botancials Elderflower, Marigold, and Sweer Oamanthus Flower, along with Citra and Cascade hops. It is 5.6% with 55 IBU’s and is dryhopped with Mandarina Bavaria.