Tröegs Independent Brewing (Hershey, Pennsylvania) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Joyous IPA in early February 2021.
Arriving as the “first Hop Cycle beer to emerge from Tröegs’ Scratch Lab, a new 3-barrel BrauKon nano brewhouse designed to replicate the temperature controls, pressure and geometry of the 15-bbl Scratch system and 100-bbl production brewhouse,” Joyous is a Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale that unites “a fresh and bright yeast strain called Hothead Kveik . . . with a combination of aromatic Citra, Sabro and Azacca hops.” Coming in at 6.5% ABV, Joyous IPA is the perfect springtime sipper as it “[evokes] soft notes of tangelo, juicy papaya and subtle coconut.”
“With the Scratch Lab, we can break up 15-barrel brews into nano batches,” says Brewing Manager Tim Mayhew. “That allows us to test things like dry-hop combinations and yeast strains side-by-side. We used to wait weeks between batches.”
Joyous IPA is rolling out now and will be available for a limited time during Spring 2021. You can expect to find this Seasonal offering in 12 oz. cans, 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located within Tröegs Independent Brewing’s full distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Joyous IPA from Tröegs Independent Brewing
Release – Seasonal/Hop Cycle Series; Spring 2021
Style – Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 6.5%
Hops – Azacca, Citra, El Dorado & Sabro
Malts – Caramel, Flaked Oats, Honey Malt, Munich, Pale & Pilsner
Yeast – Hothead Kveik
Availability – 12 oz. cans, 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://troegs.com/beers/brew-finder/