Due South Brewing Co. (Boynton Beach, Florida) has announced that Hopicana Rye IPA will return as the brewery’s Spring Seasonal release beginning on Wednesday, February 1.
Each year, the folks at Due South Brewing Co. welcome the coming spring by brewing up a batch of Hopicana, a Rye India Pale Ale that is brewed with honey and oranges. To capture the full essence of spring in each pour of Hopicana, brewers hand-zest a serious amount of Florida oranges – “80 pounds are used in the 500 gallon batch” – and source local honey “from an apiary in Loxahatchee” to act as the perfect complementary ingredients to the beer’s peppery Rye malt. This combination produces a refreshing, copper-yellow colored beer that is “full of bright orange sweetness and pithy bitter orange character.”
“The use of honey and oranges in Hopicana creates an incredibly juicy beer that’s full of great tropical hop character,” says Doug Fairall, Due South Brewing Co.’s Brand and Marketing Manager. “It’s a beer we get asked about often.”
Hopicana officially releases on February 1 and will be distributed to craft beer establishments “across South Florida.” You can pick up this Seasonal offering either in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans or on draft. This brew will only be available for a few months, so get your fill while you can. Prost!
Vital Information for Hopicana Rye IPA from Due South Brewing Co.
Release – Seasonal, February 1, 2017
Style – American India Pale Ale/Rye Beer
ABV – 7.1%
IBUs – 56
Added Ingredients – Florida oranges & local honey
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – South Florida