Alpine Beer Company is adding cans to their lineup this summer, a first for the brand.
In 2014, Green Flash Brewing acquired Alpine Beer, and have taken the brand national. Once Green Flash added cans to their lineup, it was only a matter of time before Alpine Beer’s lineup would be found in aluminum. By the time temperatures start to soar, you will have a few of the brewery’s beloved recipes in your hands.
Two beers have initially been tapped for aluminum:
Truck Trail, a pale ale named for the Anderson Truck Trail in Alpine, California. Brewed with a blend of Cascade and Centennial hops. 5.5% ABV.
Willy, referred to as an “old school” recipe by Alpine, is an American wheat ale brewed with a healthy dose of Amarillo hops.
Both offerings will be available in 12 ounce cans, in 6-packs in early summer, 2017.
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Alpine Willy Vanilly has started hitting shelves nationally. The beer was previously only available on draft.
The base of Alpine Willy Vanilly is a lightly hopped wheat ale, that has been nuanced with a touch of vanilla bean. Originally designed to be a gateway beer into a world for new flavors, it turns out it was a winner for the brewery’s fans.
“After primary fermentation and maturation we add a touch of vanilla extract to compliment the sweet nuttiness of the wheat malt. The result is a very appetizing, aromatic vanilla infused American Wheat Ale. Amarillo hops add just a hint of fruitiness through the beer.” – Alpine Beer Company’s Head Brewer, Shawn McIllhenney
Alpine Willy Vanilly is a year-round offering, in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
Release: June, 2016
About a year ago, Green Flash Brewing “acquired’ Alpine Beer Co., in a deal that has seen Alpine’s beers brewed and distributed through Green Flash. This acquisition is a craft acquiring craft move, instead of a big brewery buying out the smaller one.
Enter Green Flash Hand Shake IPA. A co-brew, born out of the friendship and business relationship of the two breweries. If you know the duo, then you already know the beer has to be a hoppy one.
Hand Hake IPA is a commemorative collaboration beer brewed to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Green Flash and Alpine Brewing Company union. Brewmasters Pat and Shawn Mcilhenney and Chuck Silva combined peers to create an IPA worth of sharing with good friends. Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, and El Dorado hops create a fresh, orange, peppery flavor with an earthy bitter finish. So delicious, let’s toast to a beautiful friendship.
Green Flash Hand Shake IPA is a 22 ounce bottle offering, not yet announced by the brewery.
Hops: Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, El Dorado
Availability: 22oz Bottle, Draft.
7% ABV, 75 IBUS
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Due to some weather restrictions and yeast inactivity Alpine Beer Company will be pushing back their release of Exponential Hoppiness. Keeping with their theme of ‘no beer will be released before it’s time’ Alpine hopes to launch the beer between February 12-15. There will be no growler fills and there is a 4 bottle per person per day limit thanks to their stance on beers being sold on eBay.
Style: Imperial IPA
Availability: on tap, 12 oz bottles
Arrival: February 2013