Once You Go: A Black IPA Like No Other

Photo Taken By: JennLuvsBeer

Imagine a place that has an appearance of a distribution center, but is everything but a boring warehouse area. From repurpose benches from a ferris wheel to a plethora selection of damn good beer, Lynnwood Brewing Concern has become my favorite brewery in the Northwest Raleigh area.

But what makes this place so special you ask? My answer to you is their Black IPA, Once You Go...The name is not only hilarious, but it is one of the BEST black IPAs I have had in a very long time. Rich in ebony color the rollercoaster of flavor is a combination of hoppy, smooth, yet toasty notes.

According to craftbeer.com, an American Black Ale with its caramel and dark roast malt flavor is often called a Black IPA. This beer pairs well with savory dishes such as shrimp and grits or blue cheeses. For you sweet tooth fanatics out there, this also marries well with chocolate truffles. Personally, I feel this would have gone great with pizza/flat bread due to its toasty flavor. Fortunately, I was able to put this to the test with their sister restaurant/grill within the same facility: Wilson's Eatery. You have the ability to order online from your phone and pickup the food once your feast is ready (how ingenious is that?!?!?!).

Neapolitan Flat Bread from Lynnwood Grill (Photo Credit: JennLuvsBeer)

The food is hands down delicious! Just an added plus to the amazing beer they create and serve. The ambiance of this place alone is inviting, ample indoor/outdoor seating is provided, and the puppies you see visiting with their beer loving master is enough to make your beer drinking experience just that much better. Lynnwood Brewing Concern is the perfect place year round. Although, I can see this place packed during the spring and summer months.

Currently, Lynnwood only distributes in the North Carolina area. But if you are ever in the state and need a new brewery visit in the books, this place should be top five on your list. And by top five, I mean number one!

I see myself coming here on repeat and bringing friends and family here whenever they visit. Thank you Lynnwood Brewery for making delicious beer!


-Jenn Luvs Beer