Three Taverns 3 Day IPA is back in cans once again, ahead of the local Decatur Arts Festival.
This hoppy release is THE official beer Decatur Arts Festival. This session India pale ale was a huge hit in the taproom 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 again starting in mid-may in 12-ounce cans, and draft.
Hops: Amarillo, Mosaic, Lemondrop, El Dorado
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Latest Return: Mid-May 2019
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Creature Comforts Tropicalia, the Athens, Georgia based brewery’s top-selling beer, and one of the Southeast’s most popular India pale ales, is coming to 16-ounce cans this summer.
Creature Comfort’s massive success has a lot to do with Tropicalia. This balanced, juicy IPA has a very loyal following, so much so, that for a while stores would limit sales of this year-round beer to just one 6-pack per person.
For the loyal Tropicalia acolytes, expect a new format coming your way this summer – Tropicalia 16-ounce cans. The pint-size cans are a hot packaging format in the beer industry, and for Creature Comforts. 16-ounce “Trop” cans are a no-brainer. The brewery has been releasing 16-ounce cans for a while now, but only for their taproom/small batch releases.
David Stein, Creature Comforts co-founder and head brewer tells Beer Street Journal that fans can expect this larger can format sometime in June 2019. He also noted that the 12-ounce cans will remain in the brewery’s lineup as well.
Availability: 12oz Cans, 16oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round
Debut (16oz): June 2019 (Estimated)
As Anchor San Franpsycho IPA returns for a second summer, this year you’ll find it in cans for the first time.
Peaches and apricots highlight this warm weather IPA, brewed with El Dorado, Eureka, Cascade, and Simcoe Cryo hops. A collaboration with outdoor lifestyle brand San Franpsycho.
San Franpsycho IPA evokes strong tropical fruit flavor and aromatics with a slightly sweet finish. To amplify the delicious stone fruit taste, peach and apricot purees were added in secondary fermentation.
Anchor San Franpsycho IPA debuts at a release party on April 27 at the brewery’s Public Taps in San Francisco. Look for it in 12-ounce cans and draft for a limited time.
Style: IPA (w/ Apricots. Peaches.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Seasonal.
Latest Return: Late April 2019
Dogfish Head Slightly Mighty Lo-Cal IPA, brewed for the health conscious beer drinker, debuts this spring.
The off-centered brewers in Delaware might be the first brewery to create a low-calorie India pale ale for the healthy-minded drinker. Essentially light beer’s version of the venerable IPA
Slightly Mighty Lo-Cal IPA has 95 calories and 3.6 carbohydrates per 12-ounce serving.
India pale ales are known for big hop and malt flavors, making the task of reducing the calorie and carbohydrate content tricky. In the brewing process, enzymes break complex carbohydrates into fermentable sugar that the yeast we turn into alcohol. A typical IPA has on average 16 to 20 grams of carbohydrates per serving. Dogfish cut Slightly Mighty’s to less than four.
Reducing the malt bill reduces the sweetness of the beer, making it taste watered down. Not to mention the astringency from a Dogfish Head-style IPA’s hop bill.
To bring balance to flavor and balance to this low-cal IPA approach, Dogfish has used monk fruit. This superfruit is twenty times sweeter than most fruit juices, low calorie, and a great sweetness replacement for Slightly Mighty. According to the brewery, the addition of monk fruit juice did not add calories to the final IPA.
Dogfish Slightly Mighty IPA is touted to have aromas of pineapple, coconut, and citrus, with a dry, fruity palate. Look for this new low-calorie India pale ale starting in April 1st in select markets. Full distribution by fall 2019.
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Scofflaw Brewing Basement IPA, one of the most popular India pale ales in Georgia is about to get a little bigger.
For years Matt Shirah and co-founder Travis Herman busy brewing away in the basement of Shirah’s mother-in-law. This IPA bears the name of its birthplace. It has taken Georgia by storm.
The first cans were just stickers, followed by sleek black cans. Lately, the artwork has been more badass, thanks to the work of Josh Jameson. Coming very soon – 16-ounce cans.
Prevalence of the 16oz “tallboy” cans have swelled in craft brewing. In Scofflaw’s home of Atlanta, nearby Monday Night and SweetWater Brewing both have regular releases in the larger size.
Scofflaw Basement IPA 16-ounce cans will be available year-round in the coming weeks. Forget 4-packs. Scofflaw’s dropping 16-ounce, 12-packs.
Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft. Year-round.
Debut (16oz Cans): ASAP
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