Green Flash Brewing Co. (San Diego, California) recently announced that it is bringing back its classic Hop Head Red for a limited time, draft-only release.
The story of Hop Head Red began when it first debuted for Green Flash back in 2006, but its legend quickly grew as it “went on to win over a dozen awards including two silvers and a bronze at the Great American Beer Festival (2007, 2009, 2012 – in the Amber Ale category).” Sadly, Hop Head Red’s quality and achievements could not save it as the craft beer community evolved, and Green Flash had to make the difficult decision to retire the beer in 2014. Despite its absence, many Green Flash fans (myself included) clung to the memory of Hop Head Red and constantly requested a triumphant return for the beer. The brewery has heard these calls and has decided to treat us all to a little Hop Head Red revival.
For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this beer, Hop Head Red is a glorious “union of Red Ale and resinous IPA.” With “mountains of Nugget and Amarillo hops” piled upon “a rich, caramel malt base”, this 6.5% ABV Red IPA absolutely “[overtakes] the senses with an alluring floral hop aroma.”
Hop Head Red will officially return in late-October with availability on draft only. You can expect to find this Limited offering on tap at craft beer establishments in Alabama, Florida, California, Virginia, and throughout the rest of Green Flash’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!
Vital Information for Hop Head Red from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Release – Limited, late-October 2017
Style – Red India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.5%
Featured Hops – Amarillo & Nugget
Availability – Draft only
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