Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has announced that White Oak Jai Alai has officially returned for a limited time as a Special Release.
Released occasionally as a unique riff on Cigar City Brewing’s iconic Jai Alai IPA, White Oak Jai Alai takes that flagship India Pale Ale and hits it with an “addition of white oak spirals to impart sleek notes of vanilla, coconut and a touch of dill to Jai Alai’s bold citrus and caramel character.” The oak adds further complexity by tempering “the bitterness in the 70 IBU base beer while oak tannins elegantly dry the beer’s body to create a unique drinking experience that still remains true to Jai Alai’s unique qualities.”
White Oak Jai Alai officially hit the Cigar City Brewing Tasting Room on December 27 and is scheduled to roll out “throughout most of [the brewery’s] distribution network in the coming weeks.” You can expect to find this Special Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments in Florida and other select territories located within Cigar City Brewing’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for White Oak Jai Alai from Cigar City Brewing
Release – Limited/Special, late December 2018 through Q1 2019
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.5%
IBUs – 70
Treatment – Rested on white oak spirals
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://cigarcitybrewing.com/beers/cigar-city-distribution/