Last Chance IPA


Weyerbacher’s Last Chance IPA is a west coast-style full-flavored hop assault delightfully lacking in balance.  We’ve added a combination of Centennial, Cascade, Simcoe and Columbus hops are used to produce pungent aromas of grapefruit, pine and citrus.  Last Chance IPA weighs-in at  5.9% ABV and 62 IBUs.

Now…   for the name. Why “Last Chance?” The name “Last Chance” is a nod to something held very close to the hearts of many of the employees at Weyerbacher Brewing Company:  Animal Rescue.  Weyerbacher donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every drop of Last Chance IPA to small, regional animal rescue operations.  These shelters offer dogs, cats and other pets their last chance to find a new home.

Have a glass, make a difference!  Cheers!

Last Chance IPA debuted 5/25/12 on draft only, was officially released into the market in time with Philly Beer Week 2012 and will be available in 12 oz. bottles in an expanding radius from the brewery throughout the summer of 2012. Last Chance IPA replaced Hops Infusion IPA which was retired in 2012.

Check out our online store for LCIPA branded gear! Purchases of our LCIPA merchandise also contribute to the monthly donation! Look for keychain / bottle openers, leashes, collars, dog bowls, T shirts and now pint glasses!

Animal rescue organizations have received a grand total of $50,243.70 to date!  Your LCIPA purchases have a HUGE impact on this number!

2014 Total:  $10,685.13

April, 2014 – $3,642.46  TBA!
March, 2014 – $2,843.54  Animals in Distress, Coopersburg, PA
February, 2014 – $2,019.79  The Center for Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, PA
January, 2014 - $2,179.34  The Center for Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, PA

2013 Total:  $25,275.57

December, 2013 – $2,566.15  National Greyhound Adoption Program, Philadelphia, PA
November, 2013 – $2,076.47  The Crossings Animal Sanctuary, Washington’s Crossing, PA
October, 2013 – $2,474.95  Common Sense for Animals, Broadway, NJ
September, 2013 – $1,825.50 Last Chance Ranch, Quakertown, PA
August, 2013 – $1,772 German Shephard Rescue of SE Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
July 2013 – $2,879.50 The Sanctuary at Haafsville, Breinigsville, PA
June 2013 – $1,850.00  Last Chance Ranch, Quakertown, PA
May 2013 – $1,725.00  Common Sense for Animals, Broadway, NJ
April 2013 – $1,657.50  Lehigh Valley Humane Society, Allentown, PA
March 2013 – $1,769.00  Delaware Valley Golden Retrirever Rescue, Reinholds, PA
February 2013 – $2,252.50  Voorhees Animal Orphanage, Voorhees, NJ
January 2013 – $2,427.00  Street Tails, Philadelphia, PA

2012 Total:  $14,283.00 (May thru December!)

December – $1,644.50  Seeing Eye, Inc, Morristown, NJ
November – $1,402.00  P.A.W.S., Philadelphia, PA
October – $1,355.00  The Crossings Animal Sanctuary, Washington’s Crossing, PA
September – $1,251.50  Common Sense for Animals, Broadway, NJ
August – $2,195.50  Huntingdon County Humane Society, Huntingdon, PA
July – $2,617.00  Peaceable Kingdom, Whitehall, PA
June – $2,593.00  MaPaw Siberian Husky Rescue, Boyertown, PA
May –  $1,224.50  The Center for Animal Health & Welfare, Easton, PA

** We have received many inquiries regarding how to ‘get on the list’ for the donations.  It’s pretty simple:  the donations are made at the direction of individual employees each month.  We post all mailed literature we receive from animal welfare organizations on a bulletin board in the employee break room.  This is the go-to resource for employees that do not already have an organization in mind.  Please feel free to mail literature to Weyerbacher Brewing Company, Inc.  attn: LCIPA Donations, 905 Line Street, Suite G, Easton, PA 18042  Cheers!  **

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74 Responses to “Last Chance IPA”

  1. avatar Jeff Hartley says:

    Man I cannot wait to try this! Sounds delicious!

  2. avatar Ken says:

    Hoping I’ll be able to get a sixtel of this here in MD. As an owner of a rescue dog I’m a big fan of this already. Any plans on putting the logo on swag (esp. tap handles or tin tackers) too?

    • avatar Bill Bragg says:

      We did T-shirts for the release, I am sure they will be available on our website soon. The tin tacker thing will come one day, but 1st we’re focusing on the beer, boxes and four/six packs. You will see new merch at some point and we’ll probably do a newsletter when it arrives – are you on our mailing list yet?

  3. This is my new favorite beer you guys make. I highly suggest six packs just like you guys do with some of your other beers.

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  5. You guys are SO awesome for donating some of the proceeds to animal rescue groups! This will be a regular in my fridge once it hits the CT market. Thanks!

    P.S., Love the label

  6. avatar Matt says:

    Will the Last Chance IPA be available in bottles on 6/15/2012??

  7. avatar Matt says:

    Will the Last Chance IPA be available in bottles on June 15, 2012??

  8. avatar SJZanders says:

    Beer. Delicious. Thanks. Cheers.

  9. [...] From the Weyerbacher site: “Why “Last Chance?” The name “Last Chance” is a nod to something held very close to the hearts of many of the employees at Weyerbacher Brewing Company:  Animal Rescue.  Weyerbacher donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of every drop of Last Chance IPA to small, regional animal rescue operations.  These shelters offer dogs, cats and other pets their last chance to find a new home. [...]

  10. avatar Rob says:

    Finally! A great IPA from Weyerbacher. I honestly thought you called it Last Chance because you guys were struggling with brewing a great IPA. Double Simcoe is decent, but I always thought Hops Infusion and the others were awful. I hope my brutal honesty is well received because I wanted to emphasize how much I believe in this IPA. If I had any criticism on it, I would say to perfect your water profile. The sulfates seem a little high. And did you guys use acid malt here? I get a slight tart taste that I don’t particularly enjoy. Overall though, this is an amazing West Coast IPA and I encourage you to keep it in rotation. It’s citrusy, tropical, herbal, and complex with a pretty good aroma!! Cheers Dan and company :)

    • avatar Bill Bragg says:

      Well, that is an eventful review! Thanks! (I think!) I’ll check with Chris regarding your specific flavor questions…

  11. avatar Stacy says:

    can we nominate an animal shelter to be included in this?

    • avatar Bill Bragg says:

      Anyone is free to make suggestions however we will make the decisions on our own, so to speak. If you have information on a specific place, please mail it to Weyerbacher at 905 Line Street, Suite G, Easton, PA 18042 attention Austin Matlee. We have a bulletin board on which we will display any and all shelter information for our employees to choose from when it is their turn to decide where the $ goes. Most of our employees already have places in mind based upon their own personal per ownership and volunteer experiences but sending more information is great for those that don’t already have a place in mind. Cheers!

  12. avatar Willard Brickey says:

    Last Chance is excellent! Aggressively hoppy but still very smooth. Well done!

  13. avatar Brad says:

    Any chance this might show up in the Boston area sometime soon? Dying to try it…

    • avatar Bill Bragg says:

      Hi Brad! It’ll start making its way farther and farther but due to the demand / supply situation, we are adding states one at a time as production allows. Cheers!

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  15. avatar Caitlin Long says:

    What a great idea and such a noble cause!! 2 thumbs up and 2 dewclaws up to Weyerbacher. Me and my rescue pooch would love to buy some out here in Colorado!!!!

  16. avatar john says:

    any last chance in mass yet??

    • avatar Bill Bragg says:

      No, not yet! We need to fill all the orders locally and make sure we have adequate supply before we expand, state-by-state.

  17. avatar Brian Connor says:

    Great beer and and even better reason to drink it. Keep up the good works!

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  20. avatar Kevin Smith says:

    York countians are huge Weyerbacher fans, and big time animal lovers! What a terrific idea! Any possibility of considering the York County SPCA as one of your beneficiaries??

    • avatar Bill Bragg says:

      Consider, sure! If they send us information, we’ll post it in the employee cafeteria area so that they can review their options if they do not have a shelter with which they are already close. We’re not “accepting” any other form of “lobbying”, we’re simply going with what works for us. Print material is the one way in! Cheers, Kev!

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  23. avatar Neal says:

    I can’t wait to try this beer! The restaurant I went to the other night kicked the keg just before we got there.

  24. avatar Kylw says:

    Just finished my first growler of Last Chance IPA and I must admit, im hooked! Was a huge fan of Hops but this is a nice replacement for a great cause. Keep up the good work!!!

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  26. avatar Justin Scholl says:

    Hey guys I was wondering when you have decided on releasing t-shirts. My good buddy is a HUGE IPA fan and his family helps foster dogs so i wanted to grab them some shirts please let me know when or where this would be possible thanks again CHEERS

    • avatar Bill Bragg says:

      Hey Justin! We have the Last Chance IPA shirts available at the Visitors Center but haven’t loaded them on the store site just yet. Shoot me an email at bill (at) weyerbacher (dot) com and I will snap a pic and email it to you. You can send me a check and I’ll ship it out to you right away if it is a time sensitive situation. Cheers!

  27. avatar James says:

    really good session IPA, I do miss hops infusion tho. But at least there’s still double simcoe! May I suggest adding a full-flavored IPA, maybe a different recipe from the the infusion, I actually found a store with one 6 pack of the infusion, wont be fresh but hey its the last well drops of infusion ever!

    • avatar Bill Bragg says:

      Hi James! Out of curiosity, how much more ‘full-flavored’ would you suggest we make an IPA as it relates to Last Chance IPA? Last Chance IPA is way more bitter and floral than Hops Infusion was and it’s so close in ABV that it isn’t worth mentioning. I’m asking because I am a Hops Infusion IPA fan, too and am REALLY pleased with LCIPA as a replacement. So, can you give me some more detail so I can pass it along to the brewers for ya?

  28. avatar James says:

    Don’t get me wrong, lcipa is a really good session ipa, its on the level of df 60 min. I would agree it is more bitter and floral, but I think it lacks a bit in the malt backing. I would step up the malt a bit and up the ibus to balance it out. Just saying, its a big jump from the Lcipa to the double simcoe. I think there needs to be an inbetween ipa.

  29. avatar steven says:

    love not to over powering.just the right amount of hoppyness..

  30. avatar Chris J. says:

    Last Chance, last night, was selected by unanimous vote (my wife and I) as our new family “house beer.” This is no small honor as it replaces Dogfish Head’s 60-minute IPA, which has held this title since 2010. Admittedly, Last Chance had two things working in its favor A) We’re both Lafayette grads and still have a fondness for Easton and B) A white shelter cat with two different colored eyes lives in our house. However, we are beer fundamentalists, and we would not let such biases cloud our judgment. This stuff is delicious, and you deserve this honor. Well done, sirs, well done!

    • avatar Bill Bragg says:

      I’m totally putting that on our facebook page. Cheers, Chris!
      We just got dog collars in! They’re a little big for your cat… :^)

  31. avatar Chris J. says:

    While I have you … The first and only time we’ve been to the brewery was back in 1996 when you were still on 6th Street. I remember having a beer, whose name hasn’t escaped me, called “Dave’s Dry Irish Stout.” It was wonderful. Do you still make anything like that? Does Dave still work there?

  32. avatar Todd Simpson says:

    Not only did you folks brew a fantastic IPA you also are doing something great for the communities around you. I will keep on drinking Last Chance and supporting Weyerbacher for both of those reasons! Keep up the good work! And I will keep on telling people about your brewery and your cause.

  33. avatar Bob Leh says:

    First rate IPA, it has a regular spot in my fridge. The name caught my eye since I recently adopted a dog from Last Chance Ranch in Quakertown. You should get to know the folks you share a name with.

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  35. avatar Kathie says:

    My husband came home with this last night. What a great idea. Glad you list the charities, and that employees get to select. While Seeing Eyes doesn’t seem to be a shelter/rescue, it seems many great organizations are benefitting from this brew. I am glad my husband loves it, I think it is our house beer

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  38. avatar Jeffrey Jenkins says:

    Good on ya, Weyerbacher, for helping out animal shelters! I’ve been buying this beer and your Double Simcoe after I discovered them both a few months ago, and while both have proven to be very tasty brews, it was the cause you are supporting that got me to pop that first 6′er of Last Chance in my cart.

  39. Useful post to all Thanks for sharing…

  40. avatar Captain America says:

    Weyerbacher Last Chance IPA is one of my favorite beers, period, and it’s a better value than most of the others. Supporting “small, regional animal rescue operations” is a very trendy cause right now for some reason. Trouble is, “small, regional animal rescue operations” are usually covens of majorly nutso females who could use some public oversight. I would rather see my donation go to the ASPCA. I think they do a things in a more balanced responsible way, which means more than molly-coddling their fuzzy little babies.

    • avatar Bill Bragg says:

      Hey Cap’tn! We’ve decided against sending the money there because sooooo much of it goes to overhead, lobbyists and/or advertisements that we felt going directly to the established, not-for-profit and generally no-kill shelters locally would be the best way to directly help the animals. Many of the shelters to which we have sent money have been places where our employees have visited them in person or may have even adopted a pet from them, for example – my cat (my avatar) came from “The Center” and my wife, an area Vet, has helped the “DVGRR” on many an occasion and we feel that places like these can best and most immediately utilize the funds donated. We have thought long and hard about it and really feel strongly about this. Just like with our new beer Althea which will directly support local breast cancer patients, we chose to focus our help as close to the end recipients in need instead of donating to a potentially cumbersome, perhaps bloated or bureaucratic organization. which has a great deal of overhead, salaries and other non-animal-focused expenses. Hopefully you see the advantage here for the animals themselves!

  41. avatar August West says:

    Very well said Bill! Unfortunately I’m not a Fan of “Last Chance IPA” so my Wife and I do our part by saving our Pets from Shelters (we have 2 Dogs and 1 Cat) and also by Buying some of the ‘Last Chance Gear” from “The Store” for them. In addition I have found that it doesn’t hurt to keep a Six Pack of Last Chance IPA around to give to friends and family when they visit because others sure seem to LOVE it. Cheers!

  42. avatar Camilla says:

    I love a good IPA and this is GREAT! I just realized too, the hops are arranged to look like a paw! Too cool! For the beer, fantastic!! Has a nice sharpness initially, goes down smooth, then explodes into flora of flavors. I don’t know if this is a good explanation, but it is ‘trippy’ how it really ‘blooms’ into flavor on the after taste! And having rescued two great dogs recently, ALL the more reason to buy this beer! Nicely done!

  43. we at Hot Rods BBQ have been glad to help this cause by offering Last Chance IPA as part of our beer selection. many of our patrons tried this brew for the very first time simply because of the promotion. whether they were fans of IPA’s or not.

    Great Job Weyerbacher!!!

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  47. avatar Joe Abbondante says:


    We adopted/rescued a dog 1 month ago today. Drinking my LCIPA and looking at him passed out on the couch sleeping with Mommy.

    Thank You for the amazing beer and being apart of a great cause.

    Joe, April and Thor

  48. avatar Rob Philly says:

    HUGE fan of this beer for many reasons. 1) We have two rescue dogs at the house. 2) LOVE me some IPAs. 3) This taste is incredible. 4) The cause is awesome! So awesome in fact, I got a hopped up paw print tattooed on my leg. Everyone in the SouthEastern PA area check out To Love a Canine for any dog rescues you are looking to take part of! Thanks for being awesome Weyerbacher!

    • avatar Bill Bragg says:

      Such awesome feedback! Email is a photo of that tattoo or post it to our Facebook! I will give you a free Weyerbacher T shirt for rocking or brands in your skin!

  49. avatar Gerry says:

    Awesome guys. I really love the pet thing you guys do. I have had cats my whole life. They have all been strays or rescues that I have taken in to care for. Keep up the great job.

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