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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.

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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.

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

MALT:
2-Row
CaraMunich III
Roasted Wheat

HOPS:
Chinook
Cascade
Simcoe
Centennial

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.

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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.