Alpine Beer Company (San Diego, California) has announced that its Nelson IPA – one of the craft beer industry’s most highly sought-after IPAs – will soon see a Limited Release in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles for the first time in eight states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas and Utah.
Named after the Nelson Sauvin hop varietal from New Zealand, Nelson is a “hazy straw hued” India Pale Ale that is dosed with hops throughout the brewing process as well as in the dry-hopping stage. This level of hop exposure lends Nelson a “tropical hop aroma” and a flavor profile that allows “pine and fruity hop notes [to linger]” alongside balancing notes sourced from a “smooth, malty addition of European rye malts.” Clocking in at a well-rounded 7% ABV and 40 IBUs, the legendary Nelson IPA comes together to become what “fans describe . . . as a stunning and multifaceted yet mellow IPA.”
“Nelson is often imitated, but there’s nothing like the original. It’s Nelson or nothing,” said Shawn McIlhenney, Head Brewer at Alpine Beer Company. “Until now, we’ve only offered very limited releases of Nelson in our tasting room and around town, so I’m really excited that now even more people can enjoy one of my favorite IPAs.”
Previously only available on draft and in limited 22 oz. bottles at Alpine Beer Company’s tasting room, this marks the first time that Nelson IPA will be available in 12 oz. bottles and see distribution.
This batch of Nelson IPA will debut on draft in Alpine Beer Company’s Pub and Tasting Room locations on September 7 and will enter distribution on or around that date. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas and Utah. Prost!
Vital Information for Nelson IPA from Alpine Beer Company
Release – Limited, Fall 2018
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
IBUs – 40
Featured Hops – Nelson Sauvin
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Distribution – Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nebraska, Nevada, Texas & Utah
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