Hell or High Mango Makes Seasonal Debut for 21st Amendment Brewery

21st Amendment Brewery (San Francisco, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Seasonal Release of Hell or High Mango in late October 2020.

Arriving as a new twist on 21st Amendment’s beloved Summer Seasonal – Hell or High Watermelon, Hell or High Mango is a “fruity and sweet” American Wheat Ale “brewed with real mango’s, brimming with tropical floral notes.” Coming in at 4.9% ABV, Hell or High Mango “eases us from warmer days to an oasis brimming with tropical floral aromas and slightly tart, fruity flavors.”

“Hell or High Watermelon Wheat has been a summertime favorite since we first started brewing it in 2000 at our San Francisco South of Market brewpub near the SF Giants’ ballpark. We decided to mix things up for autumn and have a little fun with the flavors. Behind all that luscious mango flavor and aroma is a wonderful wheat beer with its biscuity, light bready notes. At a mere 4.9% ABV, Hell or High Mango is that much more approachable,” says Shaun O’Sullivan, Co-Founder and Brewmaster.

Hell or High Mango is rolling out now and will be available throughout the months of Autumn 2020. You can expect to find this new Seasonal offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Florida, California and throughout the rest of 21st Amendment’s 30-state distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Hell or High Mango from 21st Amendment Brewery

Release – Seasonal; Autumn 2020
Style – American Wheat Ale
ABV – 4.9%
IBUs – 17
Malts – Two-Row Pale & White Wheat
Hops – Magnum
Added Ingredients – Real mangos
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.21st-amendment.com/find-some

21st Amendment Brewery Brings the Watermelon Funk

21aWatermelonFunk_edited21st Amendment Brewery (San Leandro, California) recently announced the release of Watermelon Funk as the brewery’s first Insurrection Series beer of the year.

Originally created in 2004 by Russian River Brewing’s Vinnie Cilurzo as a “funked up” version of 21st Amendment’s Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer when the folks at San Francisco’s iconic Toronado Pub were wary of tapping a watermelon beer, Watermelon Funk has been officially resurrected but without Cilurzo’s two year aging schedule.  For the 2017 version of Watermelon Funk21 Amendment’s Brewmaster and co-founder Shaun O’Sullivan decided to “kettle sour” the beer this time around “and then ferment it with a saison yeast strain imparting a tart, slightly acidic mouthfeel with syncopated sweet notes and downbeat aromas.”  Clocking in at a refreshing 6.7% ABV and “a Funk Factor of 11, Watermelon Funk is sure to get the party started and keep the music playing with each sip.”

“The process of kettle souring is where we add lactobacillus bacteria to the kettle, allowing it to grow and consume sugar, producing lactic and acetic acids that are responsible for souring the beer. We then halt that process by boiling the wort in the kettle and then ferment it with a special farmhouse yeast strain”, O’Sullivan explains.

Watermelon Funk releases in June with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft.  You can expect to find this “super limited edition” Insurrection Series beer at select craft beer bars, restaurants and retailers located in Florida, California and throughout the rest of 21st Amendment’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Watermelon Funk from 21st Amendment Brewery

Release – Limited/Insurrection Series, June 2017
Style – American Sour Ale
ABV – 6.7%
Hops – Magnum
Malts – Two-Row Pale & White Wheat
Yeast – French Saison
Added Ingredients – 100% Fresh Watermelon Puree & Lactobacillus Planterum
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft 
Beer Finder – http://21st-amendment.com/find-some/
Fun Fact – About the Insurrection Series: “Watermelon Funk marks the first Insurrection Series beer of the year for 21st Amendment Brewery. In 2017, they opted to unleash their brewers’ creativity and roll out brand new, never-before-seen-or-brewed beers for this series. ‘Insurrection is the act of rising in revolt, rebellion or resistance,’ says Freccia. ‘Kind of our rallying cry when we released our first Insurrection Series beer in 2009. Back then drinking craft beer in cans was a strange and out-of-the-box idea and this was our way to rise up against the cheap, flavorless canned beer that had come before. Today, our Insurrection Series allows us to push the limits of our brewery, to introduce new beers that celebrate our creative spirit and offer a taste of something new, rare and exciting.'”