June is winding down and American craft brewers are addressing things with a full slate of new IPAs you’re gonna want to chase down this weekend.
Unplanned Travels (Escondido, CA) – Sometimes the best part of a journey is when something unplanned happens. You make an unexpected swerve but end up at a destination even better than you hoped for. That’s what happened with Stone Brewing’s latest One Batch Dispatch Series release.
Originally planned as an approachable double IPA, Stone Travelogue ended up a massive 10.7% ABV limited release that in spite of its heft remains intensely flavorful and smooth. Available exclusively at Stone locations as well as online, Travelogue is a clear IPA with the juicy notes of a hazy India Pale Ale.
100% Naturally Conditioned (Burlington, VT) – At Switchback Brewing, New England’s first 100% employee-owned brewery, every release is carbonated during fermentation by the yeast itself resulting in a 100% naturally conditioned beer. Switchback simply moves the beer directly to the keg or bottle, leaving it unfiltered for the freshest, most natural flavor possible. And the brewery’s newest release is an uber-tasty example of this delicate process.
Totally unfiltered and 100% naturally carbonated, Switchback Zaboo Hazy IPA is a 5.9% ABV Hazy IPA with a fresh woodland hop aroma subtle notes of juicy stone fruit, honeydew melon, orange, peach and pear.
“Everyone needs a relaxing summer – this year especially,” said Bill Cherry, Brewery Founder & Brewmaster. “Zaboo Hazy IPA is all about chilling out. Whether you’re right at home, at a concert or around the campfire, it’s the perfect getaway vibe for enjoying the summer season with friends, family, and fun.”
Hit Me! (San Diego, CA / Reno, NV) – Two ‘ace’ breweries AleSmith and Revision Brewing in Reno, Nevada crafted a special collab together that you’ll want in hand. Brewed with a smart menu of Idaho 7, Chinook, and Mosaic hops, AleSmith Split Aces IPA is a 6.8% ABV West Coast-Style India Pale Ale with bright notes of tropical fruit, pine, and berries.