DESTIHL Brewery Kicks Off Spring with Release of Piña Colada Gose & Hawaii Five Ale

DESTIHLPinaDESTIHL Brewery (Normal, Illinois) has officially announced that it is greeting spring with two, new tropical-inspired offerings, WiLD Sour Series – Piña Colada Gose and Hawaii Five Ale.

Surfacing as the second of four WiLD Sour Series Seasonal releases in 2019, Piña Colada Gose (5.7% ABV) is DESTIHL’s “take on [the] Leipzig-style Gose, which is brewed with pineapple and coconut for a tropical twist on the classic sour ale.”  This marriage of flavors “provides an added layer of sweet, fruity complexity to the brewery’s Gose that is already known for its tart, citrusy qualities while still balanced by French sea salt and hints of spice from added coriander.”

Also here to provide you with “a taste of paradise” this spring, Hawaii Five Ale is an American Blonde Ale infused with “tropical flavors of pineapple, coconut, mango, peach and guava.”  Weighing in at an easy-drinking 6.4% ABV, Hawaii Five Ale will have you “singing the song of the islands” after just one sip.

“We continue to embrace innovation and feel Piña Colada Gose and Hawaii Five Ale will resonate with consumers looking for refreshing, tropical beers which will be perfect for summer occasions.”


– Matt Potts, Co-Founder, CEO and Brewmaster at DESTIHL Brewery

Piña Colada Gose and Hawaii Five Ale both enter distribution in April.  Piña Colada Gose will be available through June 2019 and Hawaii Five Ale is scheduled to hang around through August 2019.  You can expect to find both of these Seasonal offerings available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Illinois and throughout the rest of DESTIHL’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for WiLD Sour Series – Piña Colada Gose from DESTIHL Brewery

Release – WiLD Sour Series/Seasonal, April – June 2019
Style – Gose
ABV – 5.7%
IBUs – 11
Added Ingredients – Coriander, sea salt, coconut puree & pineapple puree
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
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Vital Information for Hawaii Five Ale from DESTIHL Brewery

Release – Seasonal, April – August 2019
Style – Blonde Ale/Fruit Beer
ABV – 6.4%
IBUs – 13
Added Ingredients – Pineapple, coconut, mango, peach & guava puree
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
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DESTIHL Brewery Unveils 2019 Beer Release Calendar

DESTIHLWSPinaRecognizing that beer calendar season is now in full swing, DESTIHL Brewery (Normal, Illinois) has gotten in on the action by sending out a 2019 Beer Release Calendar boasting “a new WiLD SOUR SERIES seasonal, innovative DeadHead IPA Series releases . . ., a tropical blonde ale loaded with fruit” and much more.

Just as we do with all beer calendar-related posts, we have published DESTIHL Brewery’s full 2019 Beer Release Calendar below for you to look over at your leisure.  Before we turn you loose on that document, there are a few details that we need to get out of the way first:

  • Hawaii Five Ale, “a tropical blonde ale brewed with pineapple, coconut, peach, mango and guava”, will join DESTIHL’s lineup of Core Seasonals in March 2019.
  • The Seasonal WiLD SOUR Series will have a new addition in 2019 when Piña Colada Gose – a Gose ale brewed with pineapple and coconut – hits shelves for the first time in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans from April to June.  The Seasonal WiLD SOUR lineup will also include Apricot (January – March), Blueberry Gose (July – September) and Cranberry Criek (October – December).
  • The DeadHead IPA Series will return in 2019 with Touch of Haze | Hazy IPA (January 2019), Haze of the Dead | Hazy Double IPA (February – April), Extended Jam| Tropical IPA (May – July), and Funkengruven | Fruited, Tart IPA (August – October).
  • The highly awarded, barrel-aged Dosvidanya Russian Imperial Stout will be back in November for its annual Specialty Release.

Alrighty, that’s all we have for you this time around, but there is still plenty of goodness left for you check out on the calendar below.  Give it a good glance and get ready for another jam-packed year of releases from DESTIHL Brewery in 2019.  Prost!


Synchopathic Apricot Joins DESTIHL Brewery’s WiLD SOUR SERIES

DESTIHLSynchApricotSaleSheet_editedDESTIHL Brewery (Normal, Illinois) has officially announced that Synchopathic Apricot will soon be released as the next Seasonal offering to come out of the brewery’s WiLD SOUR SERIES.

Arriving as the third of four seasonal releases in DESTIHL Brewery’s 2017 WiLD SOUR SERIES (Flanders Red and Blueberry Gose preceded this release), Synchopathic Apricot is a “refreshingly tart sour ale with the citrus dry-hopping of a pale ale . . . and an uplifting stone fruit beat from added apricots.”  Like all beers in the WiLD SOUR SERIES, Synchopathic Apricot is then “kettle soured utilizing the brewery’s own culture of wild microflora originally harvested from the terroir of Central Illinois.”  This all results in a 6% ABV Sour Ale that is filled with “truly authentic sour, tart, fruity and floral characteristics.”

Synchopathic Apricot will officially release in August and hang around through the fall months.  Look for this new Seasonal offering to be available in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located in Florida, Illinois and throughout the rest of DESTIHL Brewery’s 20-state distribution network.  Prost!

Vital Information for Synchopathic Apricot from DESTIHL Brewery

Release – Seasonal/WiLD SOUR SERIES, launching August 2017
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 6%
IBUs – 8
Added Ingredients – Apricots
Treatment – Kettle soured & dry-hopped 
Recommended Glassware – Snifter, tulip or over-sized wine glass
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
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DESTIHL Brewery Adds Amra Mango IPA to Seasonal Lineup

Amra2_editedDESTIHL Brewery (Normal, Illinois) has officially introduced Amra Mango IPA as the brewery’s newest packaged Seasonal offering.

Previously brewed as a draft-only release, Amra Mango IPA is now headed to 12 oz. cans as DESTIHL Brewery’s first seasonal of 2017 that is not in their WiLD Sour Series.  “Amra”, Sanskrit for mango, begins with an American India Pale Ale recipe supported by a solid malt backbone and a hop bill bursting with tropical fruit characteristics.  Real mangoes are then added to “dampen the impact of the bittering hops” and deliver a 7% ABV IPA that is a full-on tropical experience.

“Hops and mangoes are two pieces of a puzzle that we brought together to form an unbelievable IPA,” said Founder, CEO and Brewmaster, Matt Potts. “The hop characteristics are already chock full of tropical fruit, so accompanying it with juicy mangoes was a very natural pairing. We’re really excited about Amra because whether you’re a hop-head or hop-shy, you’ll find what you’re looking for. We have been brewing this beer for years on draft, so it is great to finally package Amra.”

Amra Mango IPA acts as “a seasonal accompaniment” to DESTIHL’s Year-Round portfolio that includes beers such as Abbey’s Single, Weissenheimer Hefeweizen and Vertex IPA. Once it’s Seasonal run is completed, Amra will be “followed by another 4 month seasonal to be announced.”

Amra Mango IPA will have availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft from May to August.  You can expect to find this Seasonal offering available at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Florida, Illinois and throughout the rest of DESTIHL Brewery’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Amra Mango IPA from DESTIHL Brewery

Release – Seasonal, May through August 2017
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7%
IBUs – 60
Added Ingredients – Real mangoes
Suggested Glassware – Pint, snifter, tulip or over-sized wine glass
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
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DESTIHL Brewery Expands Distribution in Florida

destihlDESTIHL Brewery (Bloomington, Illinois) has officially partnered with Progressive Distribution to expand distribution of their products across the state of Florida.

Previously only having availability in South Florida, DESTIHL Brewery is finally in a place where they can extend their reach across the state.  This development has been made possible now that DESTIHL will soon be opening a new 47,000 sq. ft. production facility in Normal, Illinois. This new facility will make it so the brewery can support new markets by increasing production of core year-round offerings, the wildly popular Wild Sour Series, and their lineup of specialty releases.

“Building the new production brewery is enabling us to move forward again with our expansion into new, exciting markets like Florida”, said DESTIHL’s Founder, Brewmaster and CEO, Matt Potts. “We look forward to this opportunity for DESTIHL beers to widely be available in this state, which has had many fans seeking our beers for years. The key in making this happen was to team up with a new distribution company that is set up for success with an experienced group of founders who are very passionate about our beers.”

DESTIHL’s expanded Florida distribution is effective as of January 23.  12 oz. cans of the following DESTIHL offerings should be available at launch: Abbey’s Single, Hoperation Overload Double IPA, Weissenheimer Hefeweizen, Wild Sour Series – Flanders RedWild Sour Series – Here Gose Nothin’, Wild Sour Series – Lynnbrook, Wild Sour Series – Plum Sour StoutWild Sour Series – Synchopathic, and Vertex IPA.  Progressive Distribution will handle all distribution responsibilities for DESTIHL Brewery in these new Florida markets: Tampa, St. Pete, Sarasota, Naples, Orlando, Space Coast, Jacksonville, Ocala, and the Panhandle.

There are sure to be plenty of launch events turning up across the state in the coming weeks. As soon as DESTIHL and Progressive Distribution release any information concerning upcoming events, we will be sure to update you here.  Stay tuned.  Prost!