Founders Civilized Brut IPA is slated to be the first seasonal release by the Michigan-based brewery going into 2020.
The hazy India pale ale is in full control of the hoppy category in the United States, and there are industry rumblings that the category will swing away from the string of turbid, triple dry-hopped releases and back to the IPAs you can actually see through. In the case of Founders, it will be the Civilized Brut IPA.
The Brut IPA is defined by the effervescent, champagne-like mouthfeel the IPA – though few breweries have pulled this off very well. Founders brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki on this future release:
“Dry, sparkling, hop-forward IPA. Civilized Brut has just the right amount of bitterness and hop flavor to not overwhelm the clean and dry finish of this beer, while the high effervescence makes it feel like a party in every sip.”
Founders Civilized Brut IPA will make its debut in both of the brewery’s taprooms on October 30th. Look for it in 12-ounce cans in both 6-packs and 15-packs, as well as draft nationally in November 2019.
Style: Brut IPA
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Debut: Late October 2019
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Anderson Valley Extra Dry Brut IPA joins the brewery’s lineup year-round this month.
India pale ales have dominated craft beer sales for years. Every few years, a new trend surfaces within the India pale ale category. There’s been Black IPAs, and Belgian IPAs, but lately, it’s the hazy IPA/milkshake IPA fad and the quickly rising “brut IPA”.
The style is inspired by champagne and is loosely intended to be dry and effervescent like it’s namesake beverage. Anderson Valley’s Brut IPA is first and foremost dry, brewed and fermented with almost no residual sugars. The brewery used Chinook, Amarillo, and Simcoe hops to impart clean citrus flavors with low bitterness.
Anderson Valley Extra Dry Brut IPA is hitting shelves nationally in 12-ounce cans over the next few weeks, year-round.
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: Late January 2019
6.8% ABV, 28 IBUS
Image: Anderson Valley Brewing
Sierra Nevada Brut IPA
The India pale ale continues to self-evolve in America. From English IPA to American IPA, from West Coast to the New England IPA, there’s always a new way to drink your hops. The latest stylistic trend is the “Brut-style”, inspired by the sparkling wine world. Kicking off a new “Up Next” series is New Belgium Brut IPA arriving in time for the new year.
Dick Cantwell of Magnolia Brewing in San Francisco (a New Belgium partner) inspired this “bubbly” release, an effervescent IPA with white grape and tropical notes. New Belgium characterizes this release as the “crisp alternative to hazy, fruit-forward IPAs” that dominate the market right now.
New Belgium Brut IPA is available in 12-ounce bottles and draft through the beginning of the new year.
Style: IPA (Brut IPA)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. One-time Offering
Debut: December 2018