Flying Dog Fights Book Censorship with Release of 451 Juicy IPA

Flying Dog Brewery (Frederick, Maryland) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of 451 Juicy IPA in early April 2022.

A response to the recent resurgence in book burning and banning and named after Ray Bradbury’s classic 1953 dystopian novel about censorship – Fahrenheit 451, 451 Juicy IPA is an Imperial Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale that sees “95% of [its] hops . . . added late in the process, this dry hopping amps up the aroma and flavor while keeping the beer’s bitterness low, letting 451’s juicy fruit flavors dominate.” Coming in at an “incredibly approachable and drinkable” 11% ABV, 451 Juicy IPA is a “medium bodied imperial [that stays] soft on the palette with its alcohol content being nearly unnoticeable in the flavor.”

“What’s beautiful about Bradbury’s novel – aside from the incredible art from Ralph Steadman – is that the human spirit’s innate thirst for knowledge, ideas, growth, and freedom ultimately wins,” said Jim Caruso, CEO of Flying Dog Brewery. “So, in the face of attempts to restrict the content our community can access, Flying Dog will always throw our support behind defending freedom of expression because truth-seeking and freedom of expression are inseparable.”

451 Juicy IPA will debut in early April 2022 and will hang around only as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Maryland and throughout the rest of Flying Dog’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for 451 Juicy IPA from Flying Dog Brewery

Release – Limited; debuts April 4, 2022
Style – Imperial Hazy/Juicy India Pale Ale
ABV – 11%
Fun Fact #1 – “The name and artwork on the bottle refer to Fahrenheit 451, the 1953 dystopian novel about censorship by author Ray Bradbury. The label art comes from a 2003 illustrated edition of the novel done by the one and only Ralph Steadman, in honor of the book’s 50th anniversary. The book’s title refers to the temperature at which paper ignites and spontaneously bursts into flames. Flying Dog Brewery, staunch defenders of freedom of expression, found this connection interesting considering the resurgence of book burnings and bans in our country this year.”
Fun Fact #2 – “In support of 451’s April launch, Flying Dog will celebrate countless books that have been censored, removed or restricted from bookshelves for the past century. Using the hashtag #451BookReports, Flying Dog will share content highlighting the humor and absurdity of banning of these titles. Consumers are encouraged to participate in the tweet length book reports for a chance to win copies of Fahrenheit 451 and ‘fuck censorship’ wristbands.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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