Wild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that its OG Series, a new lineup of Limited Release Double IPAs featuring classic West Coast hops, will launch in late February with the release of OG: Cascade.
Developed as an homage to “the original hops that played critical roles in the evolution of the American IPA”, the OG Series is a chance for Wild Leap to kick it old school with the iconic hop varietals that used to blow our minds (and wreck our palates) back in the heyday of the West Coast IPA.
Serving as the inaugural release in the series, OG: Cascade is a “lighter, dryer Double IPA” that showcases the “spicy citrus profile” of the Cascade hop. Although its West Coast roots will make it a bit more floral than previously released DIPAs from Wild Leap, OG: Cascade (8.1% ABV) does feature a couple modern touches such as a reduced level of bitterness (49 IBUs) and “a juicy haze.”
“We wanted to do an East Coast take on the double IPA while using some of the old school hops that American IPAs were founded on,” explains Chris Elliott, Head Brewer. “These hops were the most popular aroma hops available when the American IPAs really began to take off, and we wanted to explore that while incorporating our own modern style.”
OG: Cascade Double IPA is scheduled to roll out in late February and will hang around as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer establishments located within Wild Leap’s distribution footprint in Georgia. Prost!
Vital Information for OG: Cascade Double IPA from Wild Leap Brew Co.
Release – Limited/OG Series, late February 2019
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.1%
IBUs – 49
Featured Hops – Cascade
Fun Fact #1 – “For the Alpha Abstraction lovers out there, how will the OG Series compare? Elliott explained that OG: Cascade will be a lighter, dryer double IPA than Alpha Abstraction, but still coming in at 8.1%. This beer will have a juicy haze but will be a little less sweet.”
Fun Fact #2 – On the label artwork: “In true Wild Leap style, the OG: Cascade can is designed to prominently feature the Wild Leap buffalo. However, there is an old school twist with an analog television and retro typeface capturing the feel of the days when American IPAs were just beginning.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – This offering will be available in following areas of Georgia: Atlanta, LaGrange, Newnan, Peachtree City, Columbus, Athens, Gainesville & Augusta
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