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New Beer Release – Pants Day Double Red IPA

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

pants-day-red-ipaEveryone is familiar with our Spring IPA – Shorts Day. The beer is brewed in celebration of the transition from wearing pants in the cold-harsh SoCal winter to shorts in the spring.

But as autumn fades to winter, so too does our opportunity to wear shorts. Sure, some days we sneak on a pair, but we usually regret it as daylight begins to wane and coldness takes over.

When this happens it means that Pants Day, arch-nemesis and destroyer of Shorts Day, is here. With the much-needed rain storm last week, Pants Day has fiercely reared its head — we can no longer keep it at bay.


At the brewery starting this Wednesday night, Pants Day Double Red IPA will be available in tasters, glasses and growler-fills.

Pants Day is a beautiful red color and is the hoppiest brew we’ve concocted to date. At 8% ABV and over 4.5 lbs of hops per barrel, the brew will leave a delicious citrus, grapefruit, floral and piney hop flavor in your mouth long after the beer is finished.

While just a footnote to the hop flavor, the reddish color from CaraMunich and roasted wheat malts provide some unique malt character that add to the complexity of the brew.

ABV: 8.0% | IBU: 85
SG: 1.073 | FG: 1.013

CaraMunich III
Roasted Wheat


Riwaka Hopped Shorts Day

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

You might have noticed that Captain Chris was not at the brewery a couple weekends ago – no he was not taking a vacation, but off in New Zealand helping install a new brewery for Garage Project. They will start to distribute in small amounts to the U.S. soon, so be sure to keep an eye out for them.


From left to right: Jos, Chris, and Pete.

As a token of their thanks, Chris was bestowed upon a gift of great awesomeness: 10 lbs of Riwaka hops.

These New Zealand Hops, related to the Nobel Saaz Hop, have an intense grapefruit aroma and flavor. To showcase these hops – we’ve added some to nearly 30 gallons of Shorts Day IPA. This extra dry-hopped batch of Shorts Day with Riwaka hops will be on tap at the tasting room starting this Saturday, April 19th.