Iron Fist Brewing Company (Vista, California) has officially announced that it will kick off a new line of taproom only Seasonal offerings with the release of That Summer Feeling – Hazy Wheat Ale on Friday, June 21.
Developed to make you “forget any preconceptions of wheat beer and open up your mind [to] something refreshingly different”, That Summer Feeling is a “true hybrid” that combines the Hazy Pale Ale and American Wheat Beer styles. Brewed with “massive amounts of Galaxy hops and a touch of Amarillo”, this Hazy Wheat Ale is “big on dank hop and tropical fruit flavors” that include “pineapple, stone-fruits and mango followed by a light floral finish.” Coming in at 5.4% ABV and 75 IBUs, That Summer Feeling is “a refreshing breeze taking the edge off that summer heat.”
“We didn’t want to just brew another American Wheat Beer… we wanted to make something different, so we kept the haze and decided to turn the bitterness up to 11. Most breweries make this hybrid beer at a medium to low IBU range – think 35. We balanced the beer with a 75 IBUs to give it a unique punch. We put the equivalent of bitter tropical sunshine in a pint.”
– Tom Garcia, Brewmaster at Iron Fist Brewing
That Summer Feeling is set to debut on June 21 and is scheduled to hang around for three months. This new Seasonal Release will be available exclusively on draft “at Iron Fist Taprooms, Petco and selected events.” Prost!
Vital Information for That Summer Feeling from Iron Fist Brewing Company
Release – Seasonal; launching June 21, 2019
Style – Hybrid Ale combining Hazy Pale Ale with American Wheat Beer
ABV – 5.4%
IBUs – 75
Featured Hops – Galaxy & Amarillo
Fun Fact – On the Hazy Wheat Ale style: “In comparison to Continental Wheat beers the Hazy Wheat Ale features a clean yeast profile without the notes of clove and banana commonly associated with Weissbier or Hefeweizen. Undoubtedly a true American style That Summer Feeling Hazy Wheat Ale is a clever match of simple and complex flavors, guaranteed to be a pleaser to fans of a tropical, bitter, hazy beer.”
Availability – Draft only
Distribution – None. Taproom only release