Hi-Wire Hop Circus Tropical White IPA will lead off new “Hop Circus”, a year-round series of rotating India pale ales.
The Asheville, North Carolina based brewery has found great success with their Hi-Pitch Mosaic India Pale Ale, as well as their hazy Hazy&Juicy&Hoppy&Fresh series of IPAs. Instead of departing too far from these hoppy successes, Hi-Wire is opting to tack on a rotating series of beer’s most popular style – the India pale ale.
Hi-Wire Hop Circus Tropical White IPA is the inaugural release in this “Hop Circus”, a white (wheat heavy) IPA. The “tropical’ is thanks to mango and pineapple fruit, plus a blast of white grape and citrus from Hallertau Blanc and Citra hops. “With the Hop Circus series, we get to meet in the middle by experimenting in the wide range of IPA styles, but keeping the beer at a more affordable price point,” says brewery co-owner Chris Frosaker.
Tropical White IPA, as well as all the Hop Circus releases, are available in 12-ounce cans and draft across the brewery’s entire distribution footprint.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. One-Off Release.
Debut: September 2018
Coastal Empire White Caps Imperial White IPA
New Belgium Accumulation White IPA returns to the the Fort Collins, Colorado based brewery’s lineup.
Designed for a light bodied beer for colder weather is New Belgium Accumulation White IPA. White IPAs are brewed with a large amount of wheat malt. Wheat softens the mouthfeel, making the beer smoother, creamier.
ACCUMULATION White IPA was inspired by the white beauty that falls each winter from our Colorado sky. Flurries of Mosaic and Amarillo hops bring soft fruit and citrus flavor, followed by a layer of bitter. Piled high in IBUS, Accumulation will make your winter brighter.
New Belgium Accumulation White IPA is available in 12 ounce bottles and draft, seasonally.
Style: White IPA
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft
Return: November, 2015
Upslope Thai Style White IPA is available once again. Six packs of of this tropical citrus beer is shipping to the brewery’s entire distribution area.
“What started as a collaboration with Denver’s Euclid Hall Bar and Kitchen has evolved into a tap room favorite. When deciding on our next Limited Release style, the answer was easy,” said Upslope Founder, Matt Cutter. “Uncommon ingredients like Thai basil, ginger, lemongrass and coriander combine to give our Thai IPA its unique, but well balanced, signature flavor.”
Upslope Thai Style White IPA is brewed with a Belgian wit yeast, plus a blend of seven different Asian-inspired spices.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. New six packs
Distribution: CO, TX, WY, AZ, NM, MT
Return: June, 2015
SweetWater Whiplash, the brewery’s seasonal white IPA is slated for cans.
The Atlanta, Georgia based brewery released Whiplash in 2013 as a winter seasonal. Its popularity motivated SweetWater to bump up the release to late fall last year, dumping Motorboat. In 2015, SweetWater Whiplash takes aim at 12oz cans when it returns to the seasonal lineup.
SweetWater Whiplash features a hefty does of American hops, and a Belgian yeast strain.
Style: White IPA
Hops: Ahtanum, Centennial, Simcoe, Bravo, Cascade
Malts: 2-Row, Wheat, Flaked Oats
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft (Current), 12oz Cans (Future)
6.3% ABV, 55 IBUs
Natty Greene’s Brewing Company (Greensboro, NC) will launch Specter White IPA, the first in their Silo Series in 2015.
Specter White IPA is brewed with Sorachi Ace hops, orange peel, chamomile, coriander, and lemongrass.
Specter White IPA was pulled from Natty Greene’s Master Brewers’ archives due to its exceptional and unique characteristics.
Natty Greene’s Specter White IPA will be a draft only offering. The Silo Series in 2015 will progress this year with a series of draft only offerings and wide-range of styles.
Availability: Draft only
Release: 2/2/15 (First series offering)
7.6% ABV, 69 IBUs