Topic Archives: IPA

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

Monday Night Locals Only, at the brewery only

Monday Night Locals Only

Monday Night Locals Only, an India pale ale for locals.

This unfiltered (hazy) IPA features Idaho 7, Citra, and Simcoe hops. Monday Night calls this a “tropical juice bomb”.

12-ounce cans of Monday Night Locals Only will be available at the brewery’s Trabert Avenue location on August 10th.

Style: IPA
Hops: Idaho 7, Citra, Simcoe

Availability: 12oz Cans
Release: 8/10/18

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Posted in Coming Soon, SweetWater Brewing

SweetWater is releasing Mosaic Single Hop Hazy IPA as a seasonal this month

SweetWater Mosaic Single Hop Hazy IPA cans

SweetWater Mosaic Single Hop Hazy IPA is officially the brewery’s latest seasonal, packaged this week.

Mosaic hops are the star of this hazy India pale ale. SweetWater debuted this release at the brewery for IPA Day on August 2nd.

We are going to simplify the release into simple terms. Mosaic is a dank all-star hop in the brewing world. Having a great stash of this hop increases your chances of a damn good IPA. In real life, not every brewery pulls it off. Water chemistry and dry-hopping plays a big role in the result. SweetWater Mosaic Single Hop IPA simply put – gets it all right. This hazy beer was once found in their “Hatchery Series”. Now, this release is gone full production, full on dank.

Waves of tropical and citrus flavors attack your palate. Think mango and pine. Finish just with just a touch of soft bitterness. If this were baseball, this a walk-off homerun of a seasonal.

SweetWater Mosaic is available for a limited time in 12-ounce bottles, 12-ounce cans, and draft.

Style: IPA
Hops: Mosaic

Availability: 12oz Bottles, 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Mid-August 2018

6.2% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Bell's Brewing, Coming Soon, Headlines

Bell’s Official American Wheat IPA is coming in early 2019

Bell's Official American Wheat IPA

Bell’s Official American Wheat IPA joins the brewery’s year-round portfolio in 2019. 

You still have to wait around 8 months before you find Bell’s Official on shelves – a wheat beer meets American India pale ale. The brewery combines a combination of Mosaic, Citra, Azacca, Amarillo, and El Dorado hops in a wheat heavy beer. Development of this future release started in 2017, alongside Titania and Larry’s Latest IPA.

Beer fans will enjoy notes of peach, stone fruit and tropical hop characteristics with a dry finish and balanced bitterness; a refined beer for those who love hops and for those who prefer wheat beers.

The brewery hinted this week that Bell’s Official is the first of a few “innovative” announcements to come to through the end of the year.

Look for Official American Wheat IPA in 16-ounce cans, 12-ounce cans, 12-ounce bottles and draft across the brewery’s 40 state distribution plus Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico in February 2019.

Style: IPA
Hops: Mosaic, Citra, Azacca, Amarillo, El Dorado

Availabilty: 12oz Cans, 16oz Cans, 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: February 2019

6.4% ABV

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Posted in Avery Brewing, New Releases

An IPA that’s part sports drink. Avery Go Play IPA

Avery Go Play IPA

Avery Go Play IPA joins the Boulder, Colorado brewery’s year-round lineup this month.

Brewery founder Adam Avery wanted to create a beer like this for years. A full-flavored, “bold” India pale ale that still sports a lower alcohol by volume and is perfect for outdoor activities.

How does the brewery achieve this? Generous dry-hopping with dank and tropical hops like  Vic Secret, Idaho 7, and Simcoe, plus an addition of sodium and potassium (think sports drinks). Avery calls the beer “IPA-Ade”.

…The great thing is about Go Play IPA is that it doesn’t matter if you are out crushing a 100-mile bike ride, redpointing your hardest climb yet, or simply walking the dog, this beer is designed to get you outside to play.” – Adam Avery

Avery Go Play IPA is available in 12-ounce cans and draft, year-round starting in July 2018.

Style: IPA
Hops: Simcoe, Idaho 7, Columbus, Vic Secret
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Vienna

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Year-Round.
Debut: July 2018

5.5% ABV

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Posted in Coming Soon, Monday Night Brewing

Monday Night to debut ‘Slow Churn’ Milkshake IPA flows today

Monday Night Slow Churn Milkshake IPA

Monday Night Slow Churn Milkshake IPA debuts on June 22nd.

Earlier this spring, Monday Night Brewing debuted a hop-focused series (and taproom bar) at the brewery’s Trabert Street location. Coming near the end of the month is Slow Churn, a milkshake IPA.

Milkshake IPAs are as hot as the hazy ones right now, brewed with lactose milk sugar, and sometimes vanilla beans or fruit. In the case of Slow Churn, simply expect this release to be “juicy, tropical, & chewy”.

Milkshakes may bring all the boys to the yard, but Slow Churn does that for everyone. A milkshake IPA, this creamy, sweet brew is a perfect complement to summer.

Monday Night Slow Churn Milkshake IPA will be available at the brewery in 12-ounce cans and draft starting June 22nd.

Style: Milkshake IPA (Unofficial style), brewed with Lactose.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: 6/22/18

7.2% ABV

Posted in Headlines, New Releases, SweetWater Brewing

SweetWater debuts a new weed inspired series

SweetWater 420 Strain G13 Header

Humulus Lupulus, more commonly known as “hops”, are easily the most prominent ingredient in beer. Using the term “dank” or “weed-like” when describing in India pale ale isn’t just a fun descriptor, but pretty accurate. Marijana and Humulus share the same family – Cannabaceae. The very unique scents by both hops and weed are not only familial traits but quite complimentary of each other.

Terpenes are hydrocarbons derived from the essential oils of hemp plants, and a major component of their resin. Terpenes give plants their aroma, taste and even color. While marijuana is still illegal in a majority of U.S. states, the flavor terpenes – which lack the psychoactive cannabinoids Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD) have the blessing of the U.S. government.

Taking some of the all-stars in hops, and combining with the “dankness” of weed aromas is heating up in craft beer. Atlanta based SweetWater has had 420 Pale Ale for years, sporting a weed-culture undertone, only containing hops from the Cannabaceae family.

This month, SweetWater 420 Strain: G13 IPA debuts on draft, marrying hops and weed aroma mimicking terpenes into truly (dare we say dank again-) experience.

The origin of G13, or “Government Indica Strain 13” marijuana is the subject of various rumors, including one where the government created this “super-strain”. It was even mentioned in the movie American Beauty back in 1999. It’s easily one of the most well-known strains known to pop-culture after first appearing sometime in the 1970’s.

SweetWater has been experimenting for months with various iterations of plant-derived terpenes with cannabis aromatics, and India pale ales. The final recipe uses a proprietary terpene blend on the backdrop of a dry-hopped IPA that smells like the infamous G13 strain. Per head brewer Nick Nock, “The [IPA] flavor was undeniable, and a no-brainer for this first release. We used Columbus and Simcoe hops in both the boil and double dry-hop, plus flaked oats and wheat for a smooth finish.”

Let us say this. You know damn well when someone opens a bottle of 420 Strain: G13 IPA by smell alone. When Beer Street Journal published a photo of 420 Strain prior to this piece. Many followers made allusions to New Belgium’s recent terpene heavy release – The Hemperor. That beer also smelled like Willy Nelson’s house or a Widespread Panic concert. Sadly, so many drinkers told us while the beer’s aroma was very much on point, but the beer’s taste didn’t match. New Belgium does fantastic work, but that the disparity for many was hard to get past.

SweetWater’s 420 Strain: G13 doesn’t stop at the extremely notable aroma. The brewery got the IPA recipe right to boot. The entire package is dank, juicy, and incredibly aromatic. The brewer and laboratory work really shines in this creation. Keep in mind, just because you’ve had one IPA, doesn’t mean you’ve had them all. Same goes for terpene beers.

When you pour it in a glass, you get a face full of the G13 aroma, like opening a bag of fresh marijuana.   And though it smells like the infamous cannabis strain, it tastes like a super delicious, nice and soft IPA with a clean finish.- SweetWater Brewing

The brewery is creating a full “420 Strain” series using various cannabis mimicking terpenes.

SweetWater 420 Strain: G13 is hitting taps in all of the brewery’s distribution states this summer. Expect new black bottles and black cans coming in the fall. The brewing team is working on new recipes for the 420 Strain Series, including a porter or stout.

Style: IPA (w/ Terpenes)
Hops: Columbus, Simcoe
Malts: 2 Row, Wheat, Flaked Oats

Availability: Draft (Summer). Cans/ Bottles (Fall)
Debut: June 22, 2018

6% ABV, 48 IBUs

Posted in New Releases, Red Brick Brewing

Red Brick In Bloom Modern IPA debuts in the taproom

Red Brick In Bloom Modern IPA

Red Brick In Bloom Modern IPA will be available at the brewery on June 14th.

Another in a line of taproom releases, Red Brick Modern IPA features an all-star lineup of Cashmere, Mosaic, Citra, and Enigma hops, plus a soft flaked oats and wheat malt bill.

…this delicious and bold profile of hops compliment the body of the beer perfectly

Red Brick In Bloom Modern IPA is available in 16-ounce cans and limited draft. The IPA has already sold out online, but cans will be available in the brewery opens at 4 pm.

Style: IPA
Hops: Cashmere, Mosaic, Citra, Enigma

Availability: 16oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 6/14/18

6.2% ABV