Monday Night Brewing (Atlanta, Georgia) has officially announced that it is actively rolling out a revamped version of one of their flagship beers, Blind Pirate Blood Orange IPA.
After regularly revisiting Blind Pirate Blood Orange IPA during weekly quality control and sensory evaluations, the brewing team at Monday Night decided it was time to give this flagship brew a bit of an update. To give the beer a more modern feel, the “brewers adjusted a hop addition to highlight the blood orange juice and fine-tuned [the] mash process to soften the body and round out the flavor.” These careful tweaks have resulted in a refreshed Blind Pirate Blood Orange IPA that has “a bit more residual sweetness, more citrus notes, and a more balanced hop profile.”
“At Monday Night Brewing, one of our core values is ‘Fight For Excellence.’ That means we never want to rest on our laurels. If we can improve our beers, we owe it to our fans to make it happen,” said co-founder Jonathan Baker. “We’ve had the blood orange version of Blind Pirate in our lineup for several years now, but our brewing team believed they could make it better.”
The new and improved Blind Pirate Blood Orange IPA is rolling out now and should be “in most areas by mid-May.” You can expect to find this reformulated Year-Round available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located within Monday Night’s distribution footprint in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. Prost!
Vital Information for Blind Pirate Blood Orange IPA from Monday Night Brewing
Release – Year-Round; reformulated version arrives mid-May 2019
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.4%
IBUs – 55
Hops – Citra, Comet, Simcoe & Columbus
Malts – 2-Row, Wheat, Munich & Caramel
Added Ingredients – Blood orange juice
Suggested Food Pairings – “Strong cheeses, Spicy foods, Your mom, Citrus”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Georgia, Alabama & Tennessee