Coronado Brewing Company (San Diego, California) has officially announced that it will release its innovative Rise East/Set West IPA Mixed 4-pack of 16 oz. cans in late May 2019.
Developed to showcase the difference between East Coast and West Coast IPAs and how “yeast strains affect a recipe”, Rise East Hazy IPA and Set West West Coast-style IPA both start with the same India Pale Ale base but are then exposed to their own assigned yeast. Even though the hop bill is the same (although utilized in a different dry-hopping regimen for each beer), the subtle changes in this project result in these “two deliciously unique beers” (descriptions sourced directly from the brewery’s website):
- Rise East | Hazy IPA – Continuously dry-hopped then fermented with London III yeast for juicy notes of pineapple, mango and peach. This easy-drinking hazy IPA rises to any occasion. ABV – 7%
- Set West | West Coast-style IPA – Single dry-hopped and fermented with Cal Ale yeast for a lingering dryness and notes of sticky pine and ripe stone fruit. Laid back yet assertive – it’s west coast through and through. ABV – 7%
“As brewers, it’s fun to see how yeast can really change the flavor profile of a beer,” says Shawn Steele, Director of Brewing Operations, Coronado Brewing Company. “The mixed four-pack gives fans a chance to try the beers side-by-side and experience those differences for themselves. It was a lot of work building the mixed-packs, but we think the end result is worth it!”
The Rise East/Set West IPA Mixed 4-pack – each pack containing two 16 oz. cans of each offering – will debut at Coronado Brewing’s three locations on May 24 and is scheduled to enter distribution by the end of the month. You can expect to find this Limited Release Mixed 4-pack at select craft beer-focused retailers located in North Carolina, California and throughout the rest of Coronado’s distribution footprint. Prost!