Dogfish Head Craft Brewery (Milton, Delaware) has officially announced that Slightly Mighty Lo-Cal IPA will launch on April 1.
“SLIGHT in cals and carbs with MIGHTY hop flavor”, Slightly Mighty is an American India Pale Ale that takes full advantage of the “culinary goodness” that is monk fruit – “an ancient Chinese delicacy that’s sweeter than sugar per ounce, so it amplifies the body and complexity in the beer, yet contains no calories.” Coming in at just “4% ABV, 95 calories, 3.6g carbs, 1g protein and 0g fat per 12 oz. serving”, the super light, crisp and refreshing Slightly Mighty is still able to produce big “tropical notes of pineapple, coconut, mango and citrus, all while delivering an aromatic hop awesomeness that makes it so drinkable.”
“We developed the recipe for Slightly Mighty using similar methods of molecular-level research and culinary inspiration as we did to make SeaQuench Ale* – the most objectively thirst-quenching beer ever made by Dogfish,” said Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. “Whereas most IPAs start with a formidable malt bill to balance hoppy bitterness with malty sweetness, Slightly Mighty goes about it a different way – all through the magic of monk fruit. Most light beers are watery and lack body. In terms of body, with Slightly Mighty, the monk fruit essentially acts as the beer’s skeleton, on which mighty hop muscle and flavor can be built. It allows us to reduce the malt bill and avoid any unnecessary unfermentable sugars, and consequently deliver a beer that is lower in calories and carbs all while being balanced and offering the complexity of a world class IPA.”
Slightly Mighty will begin shipping to select markets (MA, DC, MD, DE, IL, IN, MN, SD, WI, VA, IA, KS, MO, NE, PA, WV, NJ, KY, OH, MI) on April 1, and “additional states will be added throughout the Summer with full distribution by this Fall.” Once fully released, you can expect to find this new Lo-Cal beer option available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-focused retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Delaware and throughout the rest of Dogfish Head’s distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Slightly Mighty Lo-Cal IPA from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Release – April – December 2019
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 4%
IBUs – 30
Calories – 95
Carbs – 3.6g
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Select markets in April 2019. Full distribution by Fall 2019
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