Urban South Brewery (New Orleans, Louisiana) has officially announced that it will launch Throwback Vibes West Coast IPA as its new Winter Seasonal in November 2020.
Developed to shake things up after a summer filled with New England-style IPAs and fruited beers from Urban South, Throwback Vibes is the brewery’s take on a West Coast-style India Pale Ale that has been “brewed with Galaxy, Citra and Simcoe hops to tone down bitterness and amplify softness.” Coming in at 6% ABV and 45 IBUs, Throwback Vibes features an “approachable hop bitterness and sweet malt character [which makes it] a great choice for the cooler winter months.”
“Our palates are always changing here at the brewery, and while we love our softer, juicy IPAs, we wanted to create something with a more assertive hop character,” says Alex Flores, Head Brewer at Urban South Brewery. “We decided to put our spin on a traditional West Coast IPA by toning down the bitterness to produce more of a rounded, approachable sip. We joke that it’s ‘Westish Coastish’ – not quite all the way West, but definitely heading West!”
Throwback Vibes will debut in November 2020 and is scheduled to hang around through February 2021. You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Urban South’s distribution footprint in Louisiana. Prost!
Vital Information for Throwback Vibes from Urban South Brewery
Release – Seasonal; November 2020 – February 2021
Style – West Coast-style India Pale Ale
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 45
Featured Hops – Galaxy, Citra & Simcoe
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Louisiana