21st Amendment Blah Blah Blah IPA joins the San Francisco, California brewery’s lineup this summer.
21A’s core lineup already contains a 7% alcohol by volume, Brew Free or Die IPA, and a hoppy session IPA, Down to Earth just to mention a few. When you’re a west coast brewery, there’s always room for more in your lineup. 21st’s co-founder Nicco Freccia explains:
We love our hops like everyone else, but we also like to have fun with our beers. There are over 4,200 breweries in America and it seems like all of them are making an IPA if not several. There are West Coast IPAs, Session IPAs, Black IPAs, Grapefruit IPAs, Blah Blah Blah IPAs (you get the idea). This style is clearly here to stay and our Blah Blah Blah IPA is a limited edition release that in many ways pays tribute to the prevalence and popularity of this style.”
The label pokes fun at joke all the renditions of the most popular beer style in the craft brewing segment. It also boasts a very precise bitterness rating (IBUs) and a “wetness” factor.
Blah Blah features malts the brewery hasn’t used in the past, plus late kettle editions of Mosaic, Citra, and Idaho 7 hop (at 2 pounds per barrels).
21st Amendment Blah Blah Blah IPA will be a 12 ounce can offering, in the summer variety pack, alongside Hell or High Watermelon Wheat, El Sully, and Brew Free or Die IPA.
Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: 12oz cans
Release: June, 2016
21st Amendment Toaster Pastry, a new Pop-Tart flavored beer releases this month.
First and foremost, the beer is homage to their new San Leandro brewery’s building’s former self, a Kellogg’s plant. (Maker of Pop-Tarts). 21st Amendment Toaster Pastry is billed as an “India-style” red ale, with biscuit malts for a nutty flavor, and dark crystal and pale malts for a strawberry jam taste.
Our first beer out of our new brewery is an homage to its former life as a toaster pastry factory. Biscuit malts give the beer a slightly nutty, crust-like flavor, while pale and dark crystal malts create the mouthfeel and flavors reminiscent of strawberry jam. Calypso and other experimental hops give this ruby ale a welcome bite, plus a few more in the op back for a toasty-sweet aroma.
21st Amendment Toaster Pastry will be available in 19.2 ounce cans when the San Leandro August 29th at the grand opening.
Availability: 19.2 ounce cans.
7.6% ABV, 74 IBUS
21st Amendment Down to Earth Session IPA sets its hoppy sights on cans. The 4.4% alcohol by volume (ABV) session-style IPA joins the lineup as we roll into April..
The brewery believes that Down to Earth Session IPA is a natural progression of the bold flavor, low ABV style. For that reason, the brewery is eliminating Bitter American from their lineup.
“Down to Earth has all the great malt backbone of Bitter American but just as Ham’s story evolved, so has this Session IPA. I had fun mixing up the hops and flavor profile,” said Brewmaster O’Sullivan. “We added several late additions and capped it with Mosaic and Centennial dry hops, two of my favorites. Both are amazing and the combination is over the top hop goodness.”
21st Amendment Down To Earth Session IPA is now available in 12oz cans and draft, year-round.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Distribution: CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH, ME, NH, VT, RI, MA, NY, NJ, DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, GA, NV, NC. Soon: NH, IL
Release: Late-March, 2015
4.4% ABV, 42 IBUs
21st Amendment Brewery will start distributing to Chicago, Illinois starting April 1st, 2015.
Three year round offerings in both cans and draft will be available, including Back in Black IPA, Brew Free Or Die IPA, and Down to Earth, a session IPA. Seasonals will include Hell or High Watermelon Wheat, and Fireside Chat.
Recently, 21st Amendment completed a $21 million dollar brewery and capacity expansion.
21st Amendment Fireside Chat is back on shelves. The base beer is a winter warmer/ strong ale, brewed with spices that change for each release.
As in past years, the duo’s goal was to create a beer reminiscent of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s inspiring evening broadcasts during the Great Depression, aptly named “Fireside chats.” Freccia explains, “FDR’s depression-era radio addresses were like a kick in the butt and a hug at the same time. In the same vein, Fireside Chat is a bold balance of flavors with a punch, quickly followed by a smooth finish.”
21st Amendment intends Fireside Chat to a nice compliment to seasonal foods, and of course, on it’s own.
Style: Winter Warmer (w/ Spices)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal release.
Distribution: CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH,MA, NY, NJ, DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, GA, ME, RI, NV and NC
7.9% ABV, 49 IBUs32
21st Amendment and Elysian Brewing have two different collaborations coming out in cans soon. Both collaborations are called He Said and have similar artwork, but the insides are stylistically different. One is a Belgian style tripel with pumpkin and spices. The second is actually a Baltic porter, lager brewed (that’s a departure from how it is actually brewed) with pumpkin and spices. Two different imaginative, pumpkin-y takes on some old school styles.
A new can is in the works. A new collaboration between 21st Amendment (San Francisco) and Elysian (Seattle, WA). He Said is a new spin on a Belgian style tripel with the addition of pumpkin. After doing a little research, you’d be hard pressed to find one like this. This is actually 1 of 2 in a series of collaborations between the west coast breweries. The latter is a Baltic porter.
21st Amendment will can this 8.2% ABV offering. Try tailgating all day with this one.