These are no longer normal times…So why drink something normal especially in 2021?
Legendary SoCal Brewers Collaborate (San Diego, CA) – Two big-time SoCal breweries, AleSmith and Stone Brewing have released a new collaboration that takes the West Coast IPA concept interesting places. Melding hops with hibiscus and citrus, AleSmith/Stone Dual Exposure is an 8.2% ABV India Pale Ale packed with big tropical, citrus, and fruity notes from huge amounts of Citra, Strata, HBC 592, and Amarillo hops.
“We were really excited to partner with Stone on a new brew for 2021, and Dual Exposure is the perfect way for both breweries to merge our skill sets and shared passion for beer,” says Ryan Crisp, Head Brewer/Director of Brewery Operations at AleSmith.
“I’ve been enjoying AleSmith beers since before I’ve been drinking Stone beers! This isn’t our first collaboration,” said Stone Co-Founder Greg Koch, “but it might be our best.”
Spring Forward (Atlanta, GA) – SweetWater Brewing is fighting the winter doldrums with a new “spring-forward” limited release that’s nfused with natural kiwi and passionfruit flavors. SweetWater Troptimistic is a sessionable 5% ABV Wheat Ale, that combines tropical vibrancy and easy drinkability.
“This tropical American Wheat is hopped with Eldo and Sultana, delivering a refreshingly bright blast of tropical fruit, pineapple, pear and watermelon,” says Brian Miesieski, Chief Marketing Officer of SweetWater Brewery…”Seasonals are our playground to have a little fun — we thought about drinking beers during a round of golf, out on the water as the weather changes, or on the beach during spring break while creating Troptimistic.”
Artful Brewing (San Diego, CA) – To celebrate its 25th Anniversary (and to refresh its presence on retail shelves), Ballast Point’s resident artist, Paul Elder has given its bestselling IPA an updated look. A testament to the brewery’s humble beginnings in the back of Home Brew Mart, Ballast Point Sculpin IPA is a 7% ABV India Pale Ale that was launched in 2005 and a quarter-century later has become a hallmark of the style.
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