Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales (Dexter, Michigan) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Rugged Lands India Pale Ale, a non-sour IPA, on May 11.
Arriving as the latest release in Jolly Pumpkin’s Non-Sour Collective and the brewery’s “first non-sour . . . beer to be sold outside the brewery’s pubs”, Rugged Lands is a “lush, hop forward” India Pale Ale “brewed with a variety of both Northwest and local Michigan grown hops.” Coming in at 7.3% ABV and 65 IBUs, Rugged Lands IPA promises to offer an experience filled with “tropical notes of tangerines, oranges, guavas, peaches and nectarines.”
Jolly Pumpkin founder and brew master, Ron Jeffries shares why he chose to brew a non-sour IPA. “IPAs are great, one of my favorite styles. Hop and yeast varieties create an infinite palate for delicious drinkable flavor explorations. Darker malts are just too heavy to allow these other beautiful flavors to shine through.” ‘That’s weird’ has always been a mantra of Jolly Pumpkin and they continue to brew unexpected beers even when they don’t adhere to the brewery’s ‘Stay Sour’ catchphrase.
Rugged Lands IPA will officially debut at Jolly Pumpkin’s pubs on Saturday, May 11 and will hit distribution at or around that date as well. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Jolly Pumpkin’s distribution footprint in Michigan, Ohio and Canada. Prost!
Vital Information for Rugged Lands IPA from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales
Release – Limited/Non-Sour Collective; May 11, 2019
Style – India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.3%
IBUs – 65
Grains – 2Row, Oat Malt, Flaked Oats, Vienna & LME – Golden Liquid Malt Extract
Hops – Northwest Chinook, Michigan Chinook, Falconer’s Flight & Mosaic
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Michigan, Ohio & Canada