Celebrate National IPA Day With A Beer Cocktail

Celebrate National IPA with a beer cocktail recipe

Coopers’ Craft is partnering with Florida brewery, Coppertail Brewing Co. for National IPA Day. The two brands collaborated to create a unique beer cocktail recipe – the Rusty Pale. Coopers’ Craft bourbon has a soft, light flavor profile, making the bourbon an easy mixing, easy drinking bourbon that is the perfect complement to Free Dive (India Pale Ale).

The Rusty Pale combines the hoppy-ness of the Free Dive with the soft lemon custard and apple pie notes of the Cooper’s Craft bourbon creating a cocktail where the bourbon’s rich and smooth finish meets the lingering bitterness of the IPA.

Get together with your friends and host a pairing party. Try pairing the Rusty Pale beer cocktail with spicy shrimp, fried foods, sharp cheddar cheese, carrot cake, and bread pudding.

Beer lovers, check out the recipe below:

Celebrate National IPA with a beer cocktail recipe

Rusty Pale – Beer Cocktail Recipe


  • 5 parts Coppertail’s Free Dive (IPA)
  • 2 parts Coopers’ Craft Bourbon
  • ¼ part Lemon Juice
  • ¼ oz. Demerara Syrup
  • Dash of Hell Fire Habanero Shrub or Vinegar Based Hot Sauce


Combine all ingredients and serve in a pint glass or beer mug. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

What makes Coopers’ Craft Bourbon Unique?

Nearly 150 years ago, when Brown Forman began bottling bourbon, they recognized the importance of craftsmanship and the role of the wooden barrel as an essential ingredient. Since 1945 they have been raising their own new barrels; and now are the only major distiller to do so.

Celebrate National IPA with a beer cocktail recipe

About Coppertail Brewing Co.

Coppertail Brewing Co. crafts flavorful beer for the Florida lifestyle. They believe in time-honored, old-world production techniques. They use natural carbonation, whole leaf hops, and they don’t filter their beer. It takes longer to make beer this way, but sometimes amazing things come to those who wait.

Coppertail Brewing Co. produces four core beers year round available in draft and bottles. They also release a number of limited beers throughout the year.

100% of their beer is brewed and bottled at our brewery in Tampa, FL.

About Free Dive IPA

Whether you’re diving for stone crabs under Tampa Bay’s Sunshine Skyway or just wishing you were, this beer’s got you covered. Expect huge hits of citrus and pine aromas layered over a bright malt backbone. Perfect for a day on the water.

Coppertail Brewing Co Free Dive IPA

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