In a phenomenon bringing both the craft brewing and geek world together (once again), Portland, Oregon’s own Hopworks Brewery has released a special seasonal beer called Gigabit IPA. This, in an effort to help the City of Portland convince Google to select our city for one of the rollout locations for their upcoming gigabit fiber network. Go Portland!
The description of the beer, according to Hopworks, “This fresh & edgy IPA honors Portland’s new gigabit network project to pioneer a connected future with Google fiber-to-the-home. Embrace the bandwidth with a massive NW hop aroma, with rich citrus and pine accents aggressively balanced with clear malt caramel flavor, and a deep, clean, satisfying finish.”
Google will announce their target communities by the end of 2010. The gigabit plans will deliver Internet speeds more than 100 times faster than what most Americans have access to today with 1 gigabit per second, fiber-to-the-home connections.
Personally, I have been eagerly awaiting the possible arrival of gigabit fiber from Google in Portland, but now we can all quench our thirst in anticipation with this delicious craft brew from Hopworks. End result: WIN.
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