Great Divide Introduces Heyday Modern IPA as Newest Year-Round

HEYDAY2_2017_Front_HRGreat Divide Brewing Company (Denver, Colorado) has officially announced that Heyday Modern IPA will join the brewery’s iconic Year-Round lineup in May.

Developed over the last year or so to be “an IPA for the modern Bold Character”, Heyday Modern IPA (5.8% ABV) combines Great Divide’s reputation for making beautiful West Coast and classic India Pale Ales with the techniques used in today’s popular Hazy/New England-style IPAs.  This marriage of approaches results in a “Modern” representation of the style “shining with notes of tropical fruit, berry, and melon . . . complemented with a crisp malt character for an approachable IPA fit for any occasion.”

“The intention was to use newer techniques developed for hazy IPAs to accentuate the light, tropical character associated with the style, but marry the quality and consistency that we are known for,” said Brandon Jacobs, brewing manager at Great Divide. “The end result is a drinkable beer that does not fit into the hazy, New-England, West-Coast, or classic styles but offers something fresh, bright, and full of flavor. It’s a Modern IPA.”

Heyday Modern IPA will officially launch in May 2018, and you can expect to find this new Year-Round available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado and throughout the rest of Great Divide’s nationwide distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Heyday Modern IPA from Great Divide Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round, launching May 2018
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 5.8%
Suggested Food Pairings – “Carne Asada fajitas with mango salsa, Farmhouse Cheddar, ginger spice cake with cream cheese frosting”
Fun Fact – On the name of the beer: “To me, having a Heyday means having the time of your life, and virtually any setting is made better with a great beer,” said Brian Dunn, founder of Great Divide. “We have a culture of enjoyment at Great Divide, whether that is great food or outdoor activities, we all have a passion for something. I can see all of us at Great Divide enjoying a Heyday Modern IPA with whatever it is that makes us happy.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://greatdivide.com/beer-finder/

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Great Divide Brewing Reveals 2018 Release Calendar

GDBClogoGreat Divide Brewing Co. (Denver, Colorado) just added some intrigue to the year ahead with the publication of a 2018 Release Calendar that brings news of seven new beers.

Another day means another beer calendar, and we have Great Divide Brewing Co.’s full 2018 Release Calendar available below.  You can jump straight to it, or bear with us while we quickly highlight those seven new brews.  It’s totally your call . . .

  • 2018 will see the introduction of Great Divide’s Wood Werks series, a new lineup of limited-edition barrel-aged and sour beers. The series will launch in February with Belgian-style Sour, a “Belgian-style tripel that was artfully soured for 15 months in red wine barrels and aged on plums.”  Belgian-style Sour will be followed by Flemish Sour Brown with Strawberries in May, and Barrel Aged Brown Rye Ale in August.
  • Car Camper Gose will roll out in April as the brewery’s new Summer Seasonal.  This refreshing little number is a German-style Sour brewed with guava & passionfruit.
  • Vanilla Oak Aged Yeti will arrive in May as the newest addition to the Yeti Clan.  This oak-aged Imperial Stout has “sweet vanilla tones [that] meld into the oak characteristics . . .  A pairing fit for a beast, the vanilla and oak are uplifted by the bold and roasty character we all know and love from [Yeti Imperial Stout].”
  • Back by popular demand, Rumble Oak Aged IPA will return as a part of the Tank Farm series in 2018.  It will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft from May through September.
  • Beginning in May, Great Divide will add Heyday Modern IPA to its Year-Round portfolio.  “What’s a Modern IPA you ask? Well, [Great Divide] brewed this beer in response to the shift in taste profile preferences of the modern IPA drinker. It’s slightly hazy (but not a hazy IPA) with abundant hop flavor and aroma of tropical fruit, berry, and melon. This contemporary IPA brings the multifaceted hop profile to the forefront without the expected bitterness and with a lighter body. It’s not “New England” or “hazy” or “west coast” or “English-style”, or “classic”, and it’s definitely not [Titan India Pale Ale]. It’s a modern IPA. Balanced and approachable, Heyday IPA is brewed for the modern Bold Character.”

That covers the new offerings, but there is still plenty to see on the calendar below.  Give it a good look so that you can be properly prepared for the Great Divide awesomeness headed your way in 2018.  Prost!

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