Anchor Brewing Reinvents a Classic with Release of Liberty IPA

anchorlipa-bottle-pint-shotAnchor Brewing Company (San Francisco, California) has officially announced the limited release of Liberty IPA, a modern twist on the brewery’s classic Liberty Ale.

Originally brewed in 1975 to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Paul Revere’s midnight ride, Anchor Brewing Company’s Liberty Ale was the first American IPA brewed after prohibition . . . [and] introduced America to the Cascade hop and the nearly lost art of dry-hopping.”  Over 40 years later, Anchor is now releasing Liberty IPA as an updated take on this original craft classic.

“Liberty IPA is a revolutionary brew—reimagined,” said Anchor Brewmaster Scott Ungermann. “The beer is a bright straw golden color and boasts aromas of dank and resinous pine up front, with bold citrus and grapefruit notes on the back end. You can really taste the assertive bitterness, with hints of a light biscuit malt base and a smooth, dry finish. Liberty IPA is a celebration of the Cascade hopped IPA’s that Anchor first popularized back in 1975 and remain at the forefront of American craft beer trends.”

Liberty IPA is available now and will be around for a limited time in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.  You can find this one at craft beer-friendly establishments in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of Anchor Brewing’s nationwide distribution footprint.  When you grab your sixer or pour of Liberty IPA, I highly suggest you get some Liberty Ale to enjoy alongside it.  Not only will this be a fun side-by-side experience, it will also prove to be a fine history lesson that traces the growth of American IPAs from their most recent rebirth to present day trends and practices.  You simply cannot go wrong when you are able to double down to get both your drink and learn on at the same time.  Prost!

Vital Information for Liberty IPA from Anchor Brewing Company

Release – Limited, January to April 2017
Style – American IPA
ABV – 6.3%
Malts – 2-Row Pale
Hops – Cascade & Nelson Sauvin. 
Dry Hops – Cascade, Nelson Sauvin & El Dorado
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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Fun Fact – “Taking cues from the original Liberty Ale packaging, the newly designed Liberty IPA label features the bald eagle, a symbol of strength and freedom.”