IHOP has been in the news a lot lately. First there was the whole IHOb scandal. Then there were the Twitter wars with Burger King and Wendy’s. Then IHOP ‘fessed up to the fact that the name change was just a tactic to market its burgers.
So why is the pancake house trending now? It all has to do with autumn’s hottest trend, of course.
This September, IHOP and Kingston’s own Keegan Ales teamed up to brew a limited edition beer inspired by the chain’s seasonal pumpkin pancakes. Named “IHOPS,” the pumpkin pancake stout combines the flavors of IHOP pancakes, pumpkins, and maple syrup to create a fall-themed beer that rivals the taste of the eatery’s pancakes.
According to the website, the beer ties in with the return of IHOP’s autumnal dishes.
“IHOP’s Best-of-Fall pancakes are back, and they’re so pancakin’ good, someone shouted, ‘These should be brewed into liquid form!’ And we totally agreed.”
As with the signature pancakes, IHOPS (the beer) is a very exclusive limited release that will be available only in select locations, the majority of which are in and around the Hudson Valley. Notably, the 20-barrel batch will not even appear in IHOP restaurants.
The beer launched on tap at select locations in the Hudson Valley and New York City on September 24. It will also pop up at a number of local events and festivals within the next couple of weeks. For the full lowdown of where to get the pancakin’ brew, see below or visit the IHOPS website.
Photo by Paul McGeiver, Second Child
Half Time, Poughkeepsie and Mamaroneckâ€‹
Beer World, Kingston, Monticello, New Windsor
The Anchor, Kingston
Grand Cru, Rhinebeck
Bacchus, New Paltzâ€‹
Rough Draft, Kingston
Gaetano’s Grille, Croton-on-Hudson
The Wherehouse, Newburgh
Keegan Ales, Kingston
Mohonk Mountain Expo, New Paltz
O+ Festival, Kingston
Brew U Beer Festival, Hyde Park
Bethel Woods Craft Beer Festival, Bethel Woods