Rogue Ales Turns Combat Wombat Loose on Unsuspecting Beer Community

22oz_Combat_Wombat_BottleRogue Ales (Newport, Oregon) has officially announced the Seasonal Release of Combat Wombat, a Sour Northeast-style India Pale Ale with Blood Orange and Grapefruit.

Created to be the ultimate weapon against boring beer, Combat Wombat is a “fierce combination of a Northeast-style hazy IPA brewed with Australian hops and a sour ale with blood orange and grapefruit.”  Clocking in at 7.2% ABV, the “weird and wonderful” Combat Wombat is “a collision of styles and flavors” that is absolutely “bursting with intensity and personality.”

“I love the idea of this tiny, aggressive, but lovable marsupial that’s ready to battle and brew at the same time,” says Rogue Graphic Designer Evan Bartholomew. “The beer is citrus-forward but sweet, sour but juicy, and I think the label mirrors those contradictions. I wanted the bright neon colors on the label to reflect the big flavors of the beer.”

 

“With thousands of beer options on shelves, and more joining them every day, label art is often a deciding factor for many consumers,” says Rogue President Brett Joyce. “Evan’s illustrations have set Rogue apart on the shelf since our Voodoo collisions and are part of the tradition of unique art on Rogue ales and spirits.”

Combat Wombat is rolling out now and has plans to hang around through October.  You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 22 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Oregon and throughout the rest of Rogue’s nationwide distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Combat Wombat from Rogue Ales

Release – Seasonal, July – October 2018
Style – Hybrid of New England-style India Pale Ale & American Sour Ale
ABV – 7.2%
IBUs – 49
Malts – 2-Row, Acidulated, Wheat & Oats
Hops – Citra, BRU-1, Vic Secret & Galaxy
Yeast – Imperial Barbarian Yeast
Added Ingredients – Blood Orange, Grapefruit & Lactose
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “Given only the name and a pint of Combat Wombat, Rogue Graphic Designer Evan Bartholomew got to work drawing and designing Rogue’s newest creation.”
Availability – 22 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://finder.rogue.com/

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