April is waning and May soon to come. And American craft brewers are addressing things with a full slate of new beers you’re gonna want to chase down.
Past Is Prologue (Cleveland, OH) – Platform Beer has a new addition to its impressive portfolio that’s both a nod to the past and a glimpse of the future. An interesting new spin on the early styles and flavors that built today’s craft beer industry, Platform Odd Future is an 8.6% ABV Imperial India Pale Ale with bright notes of lemon, grapefruit, tropical citrus and a dangerously smooth mouthfeel.
Founded in 2014 by Paul Benner and Justin Carson, the Cleveland-based Platform Beer Co. remains focused on innovation. Widely known in its local market for creative seasonal offerings and limited-edition taproom releases, Platform beers can be found throughout OH, PA, IN, KY, as well as in NJ and with select availability in NY.
Brew Free Or Die Gets A Refresh (San Francisco, CA) – 21st Amendment Brewery has updated one of its most renowned beers with a fresh new look and taste.
Crafted with Comet, Simcoe and El Dorado hops and boldly re-imagined for 2022, the new Brew Free! Or Die IPA is a 6.8% ABV West Coast-Style India Pale Ale with a clear, bright appearance and snappy bitterness that is bursting teeming with crisp notes of juicy grapefruit, lemongrass, and herbal dank aromas. The packaging has also been refreshed with a bright green theme to more accurately reflect the essence of the hoppy beer inside.
“The great thing about craft beer is it’s always evolving. When we started brewing our original West Coast IPA, it was transformative for its time,” said Shaun O’Sullivan, Co-Founder and Brewmaster at 21st Amendment Brewery. New hops are now available that were not around back in the day, so it felt it was the right time to refresh and elevate our Brew Free! or Die IPA.”
Giving The Pink Boot (Portland, OR) – Ecliptic Brewing just released the latest beer in their Vega IPA Series, which is an official Pink Boots Collaboration. And Ecliptic Brewing will donate $1 per pint sold of this beer to Pink Boots Society. Crafted with Yakima Chief Hops 2022 Pink Boots Blend, a distinctive mix of HBC 630, Idaho Gem®, Loral®, Talus® and Triumph hops, Ecliptic Vega IPA #13 is a 6.5% ABV India Pale Ale with bright melon and orange notes and a strikingly dry finish.
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