Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that Pool Hopping Deck Beer will join its Seasonal lineup in late March 2020.
Developed to be Flying Dog’s “pioneering . . . new take on summer beers” (a.k.a. the “Deck Beer”), Pool Hopping is a “stripped-down” Hazy India Pale Ale that uses “traditional beer ingredients – like Citra and Mosaic hops, and Pilsner and Wheat malts – to achieve unimaginable flavors and aromas, without the added juices you’ll find in a lot of warm weather beers.” Filled with “tropical notes of mango and citrus,” Pool Hopping (5.4% ABV) “offers a big juicy hop presence complimented by a moderate body and low bitterness.”
“Pool Hopping is a super crushable summer beer that’s refreshing and tropical without the sweetness,” said James Maravetz, VP of Marketing at Flying Dog Brewery. “Our experts in the brewhouse essentially combined a NEIPA and Brut IPA to make a new beer that deserved a category of its own.”
Pool Hopping replaces Summer Rental Grapefruit Radler in Flying Dog’s summer seasonal lineup.
Pool Hopping Deck Beer officially released on March 23 and is scheduled to hang around throughout the summer months of 2020. You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, in the SPF 1000 Summer Variety 12-Pack of 12 oz. cans, and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and throughout the rest of Flying Dog’s distribution area. Prost!
Vital Information for Pool Hopping Deck Beer from Flying Dog Brewery
Release – Seasonal (Summer); launching March 23, 2020
Style – Hazy India Pale Ale
ABV – 5.4%
Featured Hops – Citra & Mosaic
Fun Fact – “The original art on the Pool Hopping can features a new technique from world renowned illustrator Ralph Steadman, the artist behind all of Flying Dog’s major release label artwork. Steadman’s inspiration for this label came from the natural white salt lines forming on the cover of a backyard pool. From that inspiration, Steadman drew a tropical bird quizzically looking up at a pair of human legs, thinking to himself, ‘Blimey, that’s a big bird!’”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, in Flying Dog’s SPF 1000 Summer Variety 12-Pack & draft
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