Back by popular demand is Baird/Ishii/Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA. The collaboration first debuted back in 2011.
The collaboration spans three countries, and Baird is based in Japan, Ishii Brewing in Guam, and Stone Brewing Co. in California. The trio created an IPA brewed with Japanese Sencha Green Tea, plus five different hops. Japanese Green Tea IPA actually was brewed in response to the 2011 Japan earthquake and Tsunami. It raised $64,000 toward relief efforts.
“This beer was beloved when it was first released, but due to the hop availabilities and creative nature of collaborations, we decided to swap out the original beer’s now very rare Pacifica hops from New Zealand for Helga hops from Australia,” explains Steele. “We brewed exactly the same recipe, targeting the same original gravity; however, since we’ve improved our brewing and fermentation processes, the alcohol by volume rose from 9.2 percent to 10.1 percent. The result is a heftier beer that perfectly highlights the earthy spice flavors that the Japanese green tea provides.”
Baird/Ishii/Stone Japanese Green Tea IPA is available again in 22oz bottles and draft.
Distribution: AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA and Puerto Rico
International Distribution: Alberta and British Columbia, Canada; United Kingdom; Japan; and Singapore.
10.1% ABV, 75 IBUs
Read more: Stone Collaboration Series
Red Brick Brewing (Atlanta, GA) is bring back the 22oz bottle with the addition of Matcha Super Green Yuza IPA.
For this new IPA, the brewery is using green tea from Rishi Tea, the same providers of chai from recent Sacred Cow Chai Milk Stout.
“Resolve your yin and yang and awaken your true brew destiny with this IPA infused with Rishi Matcha Super Green Yuzu tea. Earthy, grassy, and bright citrus notes balance on a katana blade with the nimble touch of sweet honey malt. Take a sip and honor the Super Matcha warrior spirit within, unleashing the strength, vitality, and fortune of a true brew ninja.”
Artwork was done by local Atlanta comic artist James Cory Webster. Expect this one-off offering mid summer.
7.8% ABV, 65 IBUs
Tomorrow, February 12th, Flying Dog (Frederick, MD) will release Green Tea Imperial Stout. This marks the second Brewhouse Rarities release in 2013. For the most part, Brewhouse Rarities are draft only releases, with a smattering of releases slated for bottles. (Only 3 planned for glass to date). Green Tea is indeed one of those.
“Disconnected from the world below, the entire brewery congregates atop a historic mountain overlook each year to develop beers that shatter the confines of traditional styles.The only criteria lies in a few words from the Good Doctor ‘Too weird to live, to rare to die’ -Hunter S. Thompson.”
In conjunction with their Brewhouse Rarities Series Flying Dog will launch their Green Tea Imperial Stout in February of 2013. This will be one of only 3 in the series to be released in bottles.
Read More: Flying Dog Rarities
Terrapin’s latest Krunkles is headed to shelves. The fictitious (or no so fictitious) Samurai Krunkles gets shipwrecked in Japan. This Side Project #17 is an Asian inspired IPA, brewed with jasmine rice, ginger and jasmine green tea. That’s on top of 5 different hop varieties you’ll find in this brewing improvisation.
This Asian-inspired IPA is brewed with fragrant jasmine rice, ginger and jasmine green tea for a bold and unique set of flavors built to balance out the hoppy kick present in all Krunkles brews. Yes, Krunkles is known for his love of hops and the Samurai Krunkles is no exception with five hops in the mix. This beer is our homage to the man and the beers we think he brewed while studying with these ancient masters. We call it his version of the tea ceremony.
Style: IPA (w/ Green Tea, Jasmine Rice, Ginger, Dextrose)
Hops: Columbus, Nugget, Falconers Flight, Zythos, Sorachi Ace
Malts: 2-Row, Best Munich, Victory, Pale Crystal
Availability: 22 oz bombers, Draft. One time release.
Taking the Orient the rest of the world by storm, Krunkles returns! In this edition of the bearded IPA brewer’s saga, “Samurai Krunkles,” as he was once known in the Far East, pulls out all the hops from his katana’s sheath to make this Asian flared brew. While traveling around the Pacific in a souped up rickshaw pulled by his trusty sidekick Cato, Krunkles unique brewing ingredients like jasmine rice and green tea and the finest ginger the Orient had to offer for this Samurai master’s ale. Cheers! Spike & John
Style: IPA (w/ ginger, jasmine rice, and green tea)
Availability: 22 oz bombers, Draft
Arrival: Late June, 2012