Topic Archives: IPA

Posted in New Releases, Three Taverns Brewery

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA returns ahead of local art festival

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA 2018

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA is back in cans this weekend, ahead of the local Decatur Arts Festival.

This hoppy release is actually the official beer Decatur Arts Festival. The session India pale ale was a huge hit when first released on draft in 2016.

This year’s release dry-hopped, and features Amarillo, Lemondrop, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops.

…is a 4.6% session IPA that is hazy in appearance and extremely crushable.

Three Taverns 3 Day IPA is available at the taproom starting May 23rd in 12-ounce cans, and draft.

Style: IPA
Hops: Amarillo, Mosaic, Lemondrop, El Dorado
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 5/23/17

4.5% ABV

Image: Three Taverns

Posted in Seasonal Return, The Veil Brewing

So Punk: The Veil Brewing IREALLYdontwanttoBU!

The Veil Brewing IREALLYdontwanttoBU!

The Veil Brewing IREALLYdontwanttoBU! is available again at the brewery in Richmond, Virginia.

This release is a double dry-hopped spin on Veil’s IdontwanttoBU, their “0 International Bitterness Unit” IPA. This edition is blown out of the water with Citra and Mosaic hops.

 This one is incredibly aromatic. We heart this one. – The Veil Brewing

The Veil Brewing IREALLYdontwanttoBU! is available in 16-ounce cans and draft, until it sells out again on May 22nd.

Style: IPA
Hops: Citra, Mosaic

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: 5/23/18

6.9% ABV

Image: The Veil Brewing

Posted in Creature Comforts, Seasonal Return

Small Batch Creature Comforts Galactic Space Circus returns

Creature Comforts Galactic Space

Creature Comforts Galactic Space Circus is returning to the brewery’s Tap Room Series again on May 18th.

This India pale ale is brewed with the high demand Galaxy hop – one the stars of their year-round Tropicalia, plus lactose milk sugar.

The flavor is bold with pineapple, mango, a touch of floral notes, and an orange Fanta finish.

Creature Comforts Galactic Space Circus will be available in 16-ounce cans when the brewery opens on Friday, May 18th at 3 pm.

Style: IPA (w/ Lactose)
Hops: Galaxy

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Taproom Only.
Distribution: N/A

6.8% ABV

Image: Creature Comforts

Posted in Coming Soon, Ommegang

Ommegang Neon Rainbows will be the brewery’s first in-house can

Ommegang Neon Rainbows

Brewery Ommegang has announced the addition of a canning line to their Cooperstown, New York facility. Their first “in-house” cans will debut this month.

FX Matt Brewing has been assisting Ommegang with canning for the past two years. Witte Wheat Ale and Nirvana IPA, and Short Sleeve Saison have been distributed to New York state only.

Despite the brewery’s diverse portfolio of beers, Ommegang Neon Rainbows has been tapped for their inaugural home aluminum run. Neon Rainbows is just the second release in the brewery’s “Farmstead Series” of beers, following Hopstate NY IPA.

Transcending the Ommegang’s Belgian inspired traditions, Neon Rainbows is a double dry-hopped New England style IPA. Originally, Rainbows was brewed for ‘Belgium comes to Cooperstown Festival’, only to become a favorite with the brewery local and loyal. The big, juicy IPA features a hefty lineup of hops, including Magnum, Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, Centennial, and Topaz. The dank dry-hop lineup includes Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, and Topaz.

Bursting with juicy tropical fruit flavors and aromas and paired with a pillowy mouthfeel and low bitterness, Neon Rainbows is 6.6% ABV and 45 IBUs.

The only downside to this news? Ommegang Neon Rainbows is a brewery only release on May 26th.

Style: Hazy IPA
Hops: Magnum, Mosaic, Simcoe, Citra, Centennial, Topaz
Availability: 16oz Cans. Brewery Only
Debut (Cans): 5/26/18

6.6% ABV, 45 IBUs

Posted in Against the Grain, Headlines, Jack's Abby Brewing

Challenging the hoppy haze craze, the “clear IPA” is officially here

Against the Grain Any IPA

“The haze craze” has taken the beer industry by storm. The turbid, cloudy, New England IPA, powered by social media, is now being brewed coast to coast and even abroad. The Brewers Association has even added the hazy IPA as an official style.

Over the winter, Massachusetts based Jack’s Abby crossed paths with Against The Grain Brewery from Kentucky. Like damn near everyone else in the beer industry right now, the hazy IPA/New England IPA came up in conversation.

It started as a joke, and now it’s very real. Meet the “clear IPA”.

RED BRICK BREWING CREATES A “MYRTLE BEACH IPA”

Against The Grain teamed up with Springdale Beer, the experimental wing of Jack’s Abby, to create the antithesis of the hazy IPA trend – an IPA that pours nearly as clear as water. No murky glasses of beer that resemble orange juice found here. Why not, right? After all, Crystal Pepsi is a real thing.

How the brewing teams did it is still a secret. However, the result (pardon the pun) is clear. The opposite of the hazy IPA now exists in the world, and it’s called Any IPA.

Incidentally, Any IPA is the first canned collaboration for Springdale. The clear IPA is on tap now at both Against the Grain and Springdale breweries, as well as their distribution areas.

Image: Springdale Beer

Posted in Iron Hill Brewing, New Releases

Brewed with fresh oranges, Iron Hill Hopicana is here for summer

Iron Hill Hopicana

Iron Hill Hopicana brings the “juice” ahead of summer.

The multi-state based brewpub created Iron Hill Hopicana (a west-coast India Pale Ale) to taste like fresh picked orange juice in beer form. So much so, they used fresh oranges.

Hopicana is a hop-forward IPA brewed with real oranges for refreshing, juicy flavor. It’s a West Coast-style IPA that drinks like a cold glass of fresh-squeezed OJ.

The label is inspired by commercial food labels from the 30’s and 40’s.

Iron Hill Hopicana will be available on May 10th in 16-ounce cans and draft.

Style: IPA (w/ Oranges)
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Summer Seasonal.
Debut: 5/10/18

6.6% ABV

Posted in New Releases, Schlafly Brewing

4 Styles, 100% Real Fruit. Schlafly Frugi-Four ships

Schlafly Frugli-Four

Saint Louis, Missouri’s Schlafly Beer has released new Frugi-Four Sampler Pack.

The fruit-forward mixed case showcases the brewery’s commitment to using real fruit. Four different styles have been selected to ring in the warmer weather: Passionfruit Saison, Pineapple IPA, Tangerine Lager, and a revival of last April’s Coconut Creme Ale.

“From our seasonal Raspberry Hefeweizen to our fall seasonal Pumpkin Ale, we’re proud of our expertise in brewing with real ingredients. This pack captures the spirit of a frugivore, a fruit-eating mammal that depends on the nutritional value of fruit. These fun, bright flavors for summer showcase how fruit beer can fit any style from Saisons to IPAs.” – Stephan Hale, Founding Brewer

The Schlafly Frugi-Four Sampler Pack features three 12-ounce bottles of each style, available in distribution starting April 23rd.