Dogfish Head Goes Tropical with Release of Lupu-Luau IPA

lupu-luau-ingredients-4Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) recently announced the release of Lupu-Luau IPA as the brewery’s latest ode to summer.

When it comes to figuring out the story behind Lupu-Luau IPA, you can find all the answers in its name:

  • “Lupu” – an abbreviated take on Lupulin, the hop flower gland containing essential oils
  • “Luau” – a reference to the beer’s tropical hop notes and coconut-centric nature that translates as “a tropical party in your mouth”

Brewed with toasted coconut, experimental hops and dehydrated coconut water, this coconut-forward India Pale Ale displays aromatics of “tropical fruit, pineapple and [citrus]” while “coconut and woodsy notes” carry the flavor profile.  At 7.3% ABV and 45 IBUs, Lupu-Luau IPA comes together to be a unique but spot-on representation of what summer is all about.

“We worked hard to secure the majority of the full domestic yield of this experimental hop crop for years to come and Dogfish is currently the only brewery contracted to purchase it,” says Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “We use dehydrated coconut water that contains delicious natural sugars and flaked toasted coconut as centerpieces of the beer – ingredients that pay homage to Coco Loco, a coconut blonde brewpub exclusive we brewed back in 2011 and an early example of tropical fruit IPA innovation from Dogfish.”

Lupu-Luau IPA is available now and will be hanging out through the summer months.  You can track this Seasonal brew down in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Lupu-Luau IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Release – Seasonal, launching July 2017
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.3%
IBUs – 45
Added Ingredients – Toasted coconut & dehydrated coconut water
Recommended Glassware – IPA glass
Suggested Food Pairings – “White fish ceviche, roasted pineapple salsa, BBQ meats”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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