Due South Brewing Co. to Add Grapefruit Category 5 IPA to Summer Lineup

duesouthbrewinglogoDue South Brewing Co. (Boynton Beach, Florida) has announced plans to expand their IPA portfolio later this month with the limited release of Grapefruit Category 5 IPA.

Arriving as the latest installment in a series of variants of Due South Brewing’s award-winning Category 5 IPA, Grapefruit Category 5 IPA benefits from the addition of “copious amounts of local Fort Pierce grapefruit peel” added during fermentation.  This addition allows the base Imperial India Pale Ale’s big hop flavor to absorb an added punch of juicy, citrus goodness.  At 8.5% ABV, Grapefruit Category 5 IPA possesses the size and refreshment level necessary to take on anything a Florida summer can throw at it.

“Grapefruit Category 5 IPA is an exciting addition to our lineup for summer,” said Doug Fairall, Brand Marketing Manager. “It’s part of our rotating production of the award-winning Category 5 IPA, which includes the Best Florida Beer 2017 Gold medal winning Oaked Category 5 IPA, previously available in March.”

Grapefruit Category 5 IPA will officially release in 4-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft in the Taproom at Due South Brewing Co. on Friday, June 30.  This incredibly limited release will also be available in 4-packs and on draft at select craft beer bars, restaurants and retailers located within Due South Brewing’s distribution area across South Florida and the Tampa Bay area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Grapefruit Category 5 IPA from Due South Brewing Co.

Release – Limited, launching June 30, 2017
Style – American Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
Added Ingredients – Fort Pierce grapefruit peel
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – South Florida and the Tampa Bay area
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Due South Brewing Co. Releases Hopicana Rye IPA as Spring Seasonal

hopicanaDue South Brewing Co. (Boynton Beach, Florida) has announced that Hopicana Rye IPA will return as the brewery’s Spring Seasonal release beginning on Wednesday, February 1.

Each year, the folks at Due South Brewing Co. welcome the coming spring by brewing up a batch of Hopicana, a Rye India Pale Ale that is brewed with honey and oranges.  To capture the full essence of spring in each pour of Hopicana, brewers hand-zest a serious amount of Florida oranges – “80 pounds are used in the 500 gallon batch” – and source local honey “from an apiary in Loxahatchee” to act as the perfect complementary ingredients to the beer’s peppery Rye malt.  This combination produces a refreshing, copper-yellow colored beer that is “full of bright orange sweetness and pithy bitter orange character.”

 “The use of honey and oranges in Hopicana creates an incredibly juicy beer that’s full of great tropical hop character,” says Doug Fairall, Due South Brewing Co.’s Brand and Marketing Manager. “It’s a beer we get asked about often.”

Hopicana officially releases on February 1 and will be distributed to craft beer establishments “across South Florida.”  You can pick up this Seasonal offering either in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans or on draft.  This brew will only be available for a few months, so get your fill while you can.  Prost!

Vital Information for Hopicana Rye IPA from Due South Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal, February 1, 2017
Style – American India Pale Ale/Rye Beer
ABV – 7.1%
IBUs – 56
Added Ingredients – Florida oranges & local honey
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – South Florida

Due South Brewing Co. to Release Three Beers in November

A throwback look at the 2014 can design for Maple Orange Imperial Caramel Cream Ale (top) and the can design currently available on shelves (bottom).

Due South Brewing Co. (Boynton, Beach, Florida) has quite the month planned with a November release calendar consisting of Maple Orange Imperial Caramel Cream AleMexican Standoff Porter, and Citrafied Pale Ale.

To add another delicious layer to Caramel Cream Month (a celebration of the brewery’s classic and best-selling Caramel Cream Ale), Due South Brewing Co. will begin distribution of Maple Orange Imperial Caramel Cream Ale as a Winter Seasonal release.  First brewed in 2014 for the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston, Massachusetts, this offering starts with a base of the brewery’s Imperial Caramel Cream Ale and takes it to another level of decadence with the additions of maple syrup and Florida oranges.  This combination results in an 8.2% ABV Cream Ale with a truly “unique flavor profile.” Maple Orange Imperial Caramel Cream Ale will be available on draft and in 12 oz. cans in the Due South Brewing Co. taproom and throughout the brewery’s distribution area in Florida.

dsmexicanstandoffFans of Due South Brewing should be stoked to hear that the elusive Mexican Standoff Porter is also making a return this month.  Weighing in at 8.5% ABV, this “incredibly complex Porter” is brewed with chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla bean, and chili peppers to create an experience that is “rich, spiced, and full of tingly heat.”  Mexican Standoff Porter is back as “a special limited batch” only available in the brewery’s taproom on draft and in crowlers to-go.

dscitrafiedFinally, Due South Brewing Co. is planning a progressive roll-out for the newest beer to be added to the brewery’s portfolio: Citrafied, “a Citra hop heavy American Pale Ale.”  At just 5.1% ABV, this quenching brew is “light, refreshing, and displays some amazing tropical fruit aromas.”  Citrafied is currently only available in the Due South Brewing Co. taproom, but hopheads can expect to see this one on shelves (12 oz. cans) and taps in Florida by the end of November.

Due South Brewing Co. is giving Florida craft beer lovers a lot to get excited about during the month of November, so be sure to swing by the brewery or your favorite beer store to experience these releases.  Prost!