On Thursday, April 27 at noon, Marker 48 Brewing (Weeki Wachee, Florida) will host a special bottle release event for the 2017 edition of Spring Release, a Double IPA aged in Bourbon barrels while submerged in a freshwater spring located on Florida’s Nature Coast.
After being first released and quickly selling out in 2016, Spring Release Double IPA is officially making a comeback this month. To create this meticulously crafted beer, the brewers at Marker 48 begin by brewing up a sizable Double India Pale Ale as the base. The beer is then “transferred to Four Roses Bourbon barrels and aged for about three weeks 48 feet deep in . . . [a] freshwater [spring], located on private property not far from the brewery.” Once the laborious aging process is completed, the 10.9% ABV Spring Release Double IPA is finally ready to provide its drinker with a truly unique and memorable drinking experience.
Spring Release Double IPA (2017) will officially release at the brewery – 12147 Cortez Blvd., Weeki Wachee, Florida – on Thursday, April 27 at noon. This limited release will be available in 750 ml bottles at the cost of $20 each (limit of 2 bottles per customer, per day). Marker 48 Brewing will also tap one sixtel (1/6 BBL) keg of Spring Release Double IPA during the event ” for those who want to try the brew while it’s as fresh as possible.” Marker 48 Brewing only has about 400 bottles of Spring Release available this year, so be sure to head over to the brewery on Thursday to grab a bottle or two before its inevitable sellout. Prost!
Vital Information for Spring Release (2017) from Marker 48 Brewing
Release – Limited, bottle release event on April 27 at noon
Style – American Double/Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 10.9%
Treatment – Aged in Four Roses Bourbon barrels for about three weeks while submerged 48 feet deep in a freshwater spring
Availability – 750 ml bottles, about 400 bottles produced. $20 per bottle. Bottle limit of two (2) bottles per person, per day