Marker 48 Brewing Saves Spring Release Imperial IPA for the Summer

Marker 48 logo (1)Marker 48 Brewing (Weeki Wachee, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of its Spring Release Barrel-aged IPA (2019) on Saturday, July 13.

Previously released in 2016 and 2017 as a springtime treat, Spring Release Barrel-aged IPA is set to return a little later in the year this time around.  The “Spring” descriptor may seem a bit confusing for a beer releasing during the summer, but it remains applicable because this Imperial India Pale Ale – brewed with El Dorado, Ella and Citra hops – was “aged underwater in a local freshwater spring in Early Times Kentucky Whiskey barrels for 48 days.” The 2019 iteration of Spring Release Barrel-aged IPA comes in at a smooth-sippin’ 8.5% ABV.

Spring Release Barrel-aged IPA (2019) will officially release in Marker 48’s taproom at noon on Saturday, July 13.  This Limited Release offering will be available for purchase in 500ml bottles (priced at $10 each or three for $25) and on draft. Spring Release Barrel-aged IPA is a taproom exclusive that will not see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Spring Release Barrel-aged IPA (2019) from Marker 48 Brewing

Release – Limited; July 13, 2019
Style – Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
Hops – El Dorado, Ella & Citra
Treatment – Aged underwater in a local freshwater spring in Early Times Kentucky Whiskey barrels for 48 days
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft
Bottle Count – 200 bottles
Note from the Brewers – “The brewers advise customers to NOT age this one, but keep it refrigerated and drink it as soon as possible.”
Distribution – None. Taproom exclusive

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Marker 48 Brewing co-founder and co-owner Maurice Ryman manipulates an Early Times Kentucky Whiskey barrel, filled with the brewery’s 2019 Spring Release, at at local private spring where the beer was aged underwater in the barrel for 48 days. (All photos Courtesy of Marker 48 Brewing)