San Juan Brewing Co./Front Street Ale House in Washington has laid claiming to creating a new beer style: Ipa-weizen (prounced Ippa-weizen).
From the press release:
Remember back in the day, when Hefe-weizen was the beer to be quaffing? Peopleâ€™s tastes have changed over the years, now the brew to drink is I.P.A., even extra strength or double hopped IPAs. Not that we dwell on such things, but in a recent conversation about beer and such, an idea floated by, slowed down for a second, and a bit of it stuck. Why not combine the best of a crisp, fully hopped IPA, and the refreshing flavors of the summerâ€™s first hefe-weizen, all in the same glass?
The resulting beer is fermented with Bavarian weizen yeast and hopped generously with both German and English varieties.
They named it