Good People Brewing Company (Birmingham, Alabama) recently hit social media with the fantastic news that cans of Snake Handler Double India Pale Ale will make their yearly return beginning the week of January 16.
Although it is listed as a part of Good People’s Ales from the Heart of Dixie – the brewery’s year-round lineup of six staple beers -, Snake Handler Double IPA kind of does its own thing when it comes to availability. Sure, there’s a good chance that you can track it down on draft throughout the year, but cans are infrequently released and tough to come by. This could be a good thing when you consider that the brewery describes this beer as a “dangerously drinkable . . . spirited celebration of all things hoppy.” After all, a beer that boasts of having “aromas of pine, citrus, flowers, spice, pineapple, and grassiness [that] complement a biscuit and caramel backbone” should probably be consumed in moderation. Sometimes in life we need a limited supply of something so that we appreciate it more, and that truth makes it no mystery why Snake Handler is Good People’s most requested beer and one of the most highly-regarded Double IPAs brewed in the Southeast.
The good news to take from all of this is that the time for Snake Handler’s release in cans draws near. Beginning the week of January 16, you will be able to find 4-packs of 12 oz. cans at select craft beer retailers in Alabama and within the rest of Good People’s distribution area. Truly appreciate it while you have it, drink it fresh and spread the Snake Handler love if you can. Prost!
Vital Information for Snake Handler DIPA from Good People Brewing Company
Release – Year-Round on draft, limited in cans. Cans release during week of January 16
Style – American Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 10%
IBUs – 100+
Hops – Columbus, Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe & Chinook
Malts – 2-Row and 4 Specialty Malts
Yeast – California Ale
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – http://www.goodpeoplebrewing.com/beerfinder.php