Upslope Experimental IPA 2017 is now available, featuring some of America’s hottest hops right now.
For us, if you say the worlds Mosaic, Idaho 7, or Lemondrop, you have our attention. That’s exactly the hop lineup in this year’s inaugural Experimental IPA. Available now through May, the brewery is offering up an mouthful of peach, tangerine, papaya and lemon, 12 ounces at a time. This IPA is bright, just like a sunny spring day.
You might say – “Wait, I’ve seen those hops all over the place. Why is this “experimental”? That depends on a few things. Hops like Mosaic and Idaho 7 are in especially high demand – and expensive. The release of Upslope Experimental IPA 2017 affords the brewers an chance to play with newer varieties and see what you – the drinking public like. If you do as much as we do, you’ll probably see it again. Hops are expensive and let’s face it. There are ton of IPAs out there. If you release a new one, it better be good.
“This annual Experimental India Pale Ale series is our chance to show our brewing team’s commitment to innovation and the exploration of hops. This year’s inaugural batch showcases some of our favorite hops, which together, deliver a punchy combination of hop goodness for one of our favorite IPAs yet.” Sam Scruby, Upslope head brewer
So now’s your chance to taste the experiment and see for yourself. Upslope Experimental IPA 2017 is available from April through May in 12 ounce cans.
Hops: Mosaic, Idaho 7, Lemondrop
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. April-May (One-off)
Debut: April, 2017
6.4% ABV, 65 IBUs
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SweetWater Cool Breeze has been bottled, right on time for spring in the south. The brewery has been busy this week bottling the new release.
Never has the Atlanta, Georgia based brewery canned a saison, nor brewed with cucumber. Two firsts with this new release. The brewery has seen great success with subtle additions of fruit to their seasonal offerings, and is looking to continue the trend with this refreshing cucumber saison.
A fresh and refreshing way to find that chill spot this summer. This cucumber flavored Belgian-style saison is light in body and laid back in spirit. Notes of fresh cucumber and lime flavors come through in this hazy golden summer crusher.
SweetWater Cool Breeze will be a 12 ounce can, bottle and draft offering. Look for your first taste of Cool Breeze at SweetWater 420 Fest, and on shelves shortly after.
Iron Hill Rising Sun IPA will be available in 16 ounce cans for the first time this month.
The award winning American India pale ale is brewed with 100% Sorachi Ace hops. The brewery recently made a new commitment to making more of their popular beers available to-go for their fans.
Hops: Sorachi Ace
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut (Cans): April, 2017
The Veil Brewing #LadyBrozNightOut debuts today at the brewery in Richmond, Virginia.
This “lady” edition of Veil’s Broz Night Out, #LadyBrozNightOut is a 100% Citra hopped imperial IPA, brewed with healthy dose of hibiscus. As you can see in the picture above, the resulting beer pours a beautiful red color.
A portion of the sales of this beer will benefit the Pink Ink Fund, a non-profit dedicated to aid people needing assistance with their post mastectomy tattoo needs as part of their Breast Reconstruction due to Breast Cancer and/or breast cancer susceptibility gene diagnosis.
The Veil Brewing #LadyBrozNightOut will be available in 16 ounce cans and draft when the brewery opens on April 18th.
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Lonerider Blood Orange Hoppy Ki Yay, a citrusy spin on the brewery’s year-round India pale ale, debuts this summer.
The base beer and fan hoppy favorite features Columbus and Amarillo hops. The Raleigh, North Carolina based brewery thinks a touch of blood orange will please fans ahead of the coming hot summer days.
Lonerider Blood Orange Hoppy Ki Yay will be available in 12 ounce can and draft in the near future.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
California based The Bruery is finally doing something they said they’d never do. Releasing India pale ales. So as not to be called liars, they are doing it in their own unique way – under their own label Offshoot Beer Co. Among the first – Offshoot Beer Fashionably Late IPA.
Considering the India pale ale style continues to reign across craft beer, and The Bruery has basically avoided making them like the plague, the name ‘Fashionably Late IPA‘ is fitting. Since hazy, juicy “New England Style” IPAs are hot right now, that’s exactly where Offshoot Beer Co. is starting the journey.
Offshoot Beer Fashionably Late IPA is a hazy, juice bomb, featuring juicy. hops like Citra, El Dorado, and Mandarina Bavaria.
Don’t look for distribution any time soon. Offshoot’s hoppy lineup will be made available to those that have signed up on the brewery’s interest list for pickup at the brewery only. Perhaps over time, California will see some distribution, but for now, Placentia, California is the only place you’ll get them,
Fashionably Late IPA will be one of the first canned releases in late April, 2017.
Hops: Citra, El Dorado, Mandarina Bavaria
Malts: 2 Row, Pale Wheat, Rolled Oats
Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: Late April, 2017
The Veil Brewing Unique Friendshipz, a new imperial IPA, debuts April 18th.
This new imperial IPA recipe is brewed with all El Dorado hops; described the Veil as boasting “tropical aromatics and flavor profile.”
Around 160 cases of The Veil Brewing Unique Friendshipz will be available for purchase when the brewery opens on April 18th.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: El Dorado
Availability: 16oz Cans.
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