A local brewery is responsible for a beer that's making waves on social media today.

IHOP announced this week that they are releasing their own beer called IHOPS. The beer, a Pumpkin Pancake American Stout, was brewed by Keegan Ales in Kingston. According to IHOP, the beer actually tastes like pumpkin pancakes and syrup. The goal of the beer is to  "blow your mouth's mind by bottling that warm-and-fuzzy feeling of pancakes just in time for fall."

The beer is causing a stir online, with people both intrigued and disgusted by the thought of a pumpkin pancake beer. This word-of-mouth advertising is most likely the reason IHOP decided to collaborate with Keegan Ales.  Earlier this year, the pancake restaurant changed their name to IHOB. It turned out to be a publicity stunt to promote their menu of burgers. But now, we assume, the "B" could stand for "Beer."

Most of the country, however, won't even be able to taste IHOPS. Sadly, the beer will not be available at any of IHOP's restaurants, and only 20 barrels have been produced. The beer will be put in kegs and bottles and shipped out to select bars, stores and beer festivals in the tri-state area.

Luckily, since IHOPS was born right here in the Hudson Valley, it will be available at a few local spots. According to the IHOP website, you'll be able to pick up the pancake beer starting this week at only a few Hudson Valley locations while supplies last:

  • Half Time in Poughkeepsie
  • Beer World in Kingston, Monticello and New Windsor
  • The Anchor in Kingston
  • Grand Cru in Rhinebeck
  • 125Fifty in Newburgh
  • Bacchus in New Paltz
  • Rough Draft in Kingston
  • The Wherehouse in Newburgh

IHOPS will also be available at local festivals including the O+ Festival in Kingston, the Mohonk Mountain Expo, Brew U Beer Festival in Hyde Park and the Bethel Woods Craft Beer Festival.