21st Amendment Brew Free or Die Blood Orange IPA. The name pretty much speaks for itself.
Fruited India pale ales are very much on fire. Consumers have voted with their dollar- they love citrusy IPAs. That’s why Brew Free or Die Blood Orange IPA, a variant of their year-round beer, will soon be in cans.
“We’re using the same fruit-infusion technique that we’ve mastered with Watermelon Wheat, but this time we’re introducing a brand new refreshing recipe made with fresh blood oranges that will be a perfect IPA to enjoy year-round. The citrus of the blood orange compliments the hops quite perfectly.” – Shaun O’Sullivan, Brewmaster & Co-Founder
Assuming the base recipe is the same, this IPA features Columbus, Cascade, and Centennial hops, plus some “serious west coast attitude.” Plus blood orange of course.
21st Amendment Brew Free or Die Blood Orange IPA will be a 12 ounce can and draft release, starting in March, 2017.
Terrapin The Walking Dead Blood Orange IPA will make second appearance in February. The brewery has partnered once again with Skybound Entertainment Company, and The Walking Dead Comic Book Series.
Below, Beer Street Journal’s original coverage of the beer’s release in fall, 2015
Terrapin The Walking Dead is coming this fall, to help soothe the nerves as the zombie hoards approach. The tv show, The Walking Dead is filmed in Terrapin’s home of Georgia. In past episodes, local craft breweries have made screen appearances in the show.
To create Terrapin The Walking Dead, the brewery partnered with series creator Robert Kirkman, and Skybound Entertainment to create a beer fans will love.
Terrapin Beer Company and The Walking Dead have teamed up to brew the official beer of the undead. Made with blood orange peel, and a horrific amount of hops, this bloodthirsty red IPA will have you prepared for the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse.
Beer Street Journal isn’t about beer reviews. Hopefully this doesn’t read that way. Last night we tried the Terrapin The Walking Dead, ahead of the release. Those wondering, yes – there is a good bit of blood orange flavor, and a hoppy finish. That’s a given. Also, that’s all the beer is supposed to be.
Honestly, I feel there are going to be interpretations of this beer. Those who will probably hate it because it won’t live up to their impossibly high standards for beer. Ok, IPAs. Half the time it’s the same folks that never have anything good to say about anything beer related. (Most likely everything else as well.)
On the other side of the tracks, are those people excited that The Walking Dead has a beer, that’s not brewed by a mega brewery, and will buy it because for just that reason, and crack it open during the show. Simple as that.. The response to the article announcing this beer has been insane. Simple as that.
At the end of the day, it’s a crazy amazing show, awesome partnership, and tasty liquid. Have fun with it.
Terrapin The Walking Dead Blood Orange IPA will be available in cans for the first time in February, 2017.
Modern Times Golden Pinepple IPA is the latest “special can” release the San Diego, California based brewery.
This 7% alcohol by volume IPA features a “palate-detonating amalgamation” of Citra, Mosaic, Moteuka, and Centennial hops.
We fermented this magnificent assortment of ingredients with Sacc Trois for a monumentally juicy mouth-full of guava, mango and papaya that translates from taste-buds to brain as pure joy.
Modern Times Golden Pinepple IPA is a 16 ounce can release. 4-packs can be purchased on January 16th through Brown Paper Tickets. Check the brewery’s social media for more.
Hops: Citra, Mosaic, Moteuka, Centennial
Availability: 16oz cans.
Debut: January, 2017
Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo is hitting shelves as we start our journey into 2017.
According to Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman, “Innovation is part of our DNA.” There is a lot of truth in that statement. Sierra Nevada is one of a handful of American breweries responsible for putting hoppy beer on the map, thanks to Torpedo IPA. The style has dominated sales in the craft beer segment for years now.
Recognizing the shift in tastes among American drinkers, the brewery has released a new take on their classic – Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo.
Implementing the brewery’s proprietary Hop Torpedo (for which the beer was named), the brewery has made some juicy changes to the dry-hopped aspects of this IPA. The result is a juicy, tropical twist on a classic. Unlike forthcoming Sidecar Orange Pale Ale, Tropical Torpedo relies entirely on the dry hop for the fruity flavor.
What you get. All the tropical hoppy flavor that is so en vogue right now. That hop torpedo spits out some magic. Torpedo is already an American icon, and one thing’s for sure, this drop of trop isn’t far behind. Expect passionfruit and mango aromas and flavor, with a sexy bitter finish. Buy more than a 6 pack. You’ll want it.
“The rush of hop flavor and lush aromas of mango, papaya, and passionfruit awaken your senses with our most adventurous IPA yet.” – Brian Grossman, Second Generation Sierra Nevada brewer
Sierra Nevada Tropical Torpedo will be available in 12 ounce bottles starting in January, 2017. Expect draft late in the first quarter.
Hops: Amarillo, Mosaic, Citra, El Dorado, Comet
Malts: 2 Row Pale, Munich, Honey
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: January, 2017
6.7% ABV, 55 IBUs
Anchor Liberty IPA, an all new IPA debuts this month.
San Francisco’s Anchor Brewing has some pretty hardcore bragging rights when it comes to India pale ale in the United States. In case someone asks you, they were one of the first to brew it. Liberty Ale is as historic as it is tasty.
IPA is the the most popular style in the craft brewing segment. It constantly evolves, tastes change, and new hop varieties hit the market. Anchor, much like many other established breweries, realize this.
This new recipe features Cascade hops, plus newer varieties of El Dorado, and Nelson Sauvin. The resulting IPA is “mouthwateringly complex and robust aromas of pine and citrus in this crisp, American-style IPA.”
Liberty IPA is our re-imaging of craft-brew classic Liberty Ale, envisioned through the lens of today’s IPAs. We first brewed Liberty Ale in 1975, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Paul Revere’s midnight ride. This revolutionary forerunner of the modern IPA introduced America to the Casade hoping nearly lost art of dry-hopping. Like its predescor, Liberty IPA is made with two-row pale malt and Cascade hops. It is the combination of Cascade with new hop varieties -in both brewhouse and cellar – that creates the mouthwateringly complex and robust aromas of pine and citrus in this crisp, American-style IPA. The label, like Liberty Ale’s, features a bald eagle, whose symbolism runs deep for all Americans including Native Americans.
Anchor Liberty IPA will be a 12 ounce bottle and draft release nationally starting in January, 2017 for a limited time.
Hops: Cascade, Plus new varieties.
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
Debut: January, 2017
Vacation in a bottle is probably the best way to describe Full Sail IPApaya IPA. It may officially be the dead of winter, but Hood River, Oregon’s Full Sail isn’t brewing that way.
Full Sail Ipapaya IPA features Equinox, (aka Eukanot) hops, and fresh papaya to create an IPA that screams island drinking, not puffy coats and runny noses.
“After testing several hop varietals for this IPA we chose to showcase Equinox (aka Ekuanot) – a hop well known for imparting unique fruity notes of melon, citrus, berry, and papaya. And since this beer was all about hops and fruit, we kept the recipe light and simple using only pale and wheat malts.” – Greg Doss, Full Sail Brewing Supervisor
Cold outside, but tropical in your glass. Full Sail IPApaya IPA is available in 12 ounce bottles and draft from January to April, 2017.
Debut: January, 2017
6.2% ABV, 58 IBUs
Image: Full Sail Brewing
Great Divide Hop Disciples India Pale Ale has now started shipping nationwide.
At the start of fall last year, the brewery kicked off a new “Tank Farm” series of beers. The series serves as an ongoing departure from Great Divide norms. An experiment if you will. The inaugural release was Nadia Kali, a beautifully colored hibiscus saison.
As 2017 begins, Great Divide Hop Disciples, a new India pale ale has started shipping nationwide. Disciples will showcase one specially chosen hop variety, creating a real sensory experience for the drinker. This year’s hop is Idaho 7, one of dankest, most tropical hops out there. Expect orange zest, stone fruit, and a hint of black tea leaves.
“We receive different experimental hops to play around with on our pilot system each year, and this past year we were really blown away by the aromatics and flavor of the Idaho 7. We decided we needed to showcase them on a larger scale, and the idea of taking Hop Disciples to package was born.” – Bob Malone, Special Ops, Great Divide
The name “Hop Disciples” refers to an education program started by the brewery in 2008. The program gives home brewers and passionate fans a chance to learn more about brewing and the brewing industry.
Great Divide Hop Disciples is now available in 12 ounce cans and draft from January to April, 2017.
Hops: Idaho 7
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Jan-April
Debut: January, 2017