Short’s Brewing Co. Goes Year-Round with Lil’ Huma Low-Cal IPA

Short’s Brewing Company (Elk Rapids, Michigan) has officially announced that Lil’ Huma, a low-calorie, low-carb Session IPA, will join the brewery’s Flagship lineup in early December 2020.

Originally introduced over the summer as a part of Short’s Brewing Company’s Refreshin’ Session Variety Pack, Lil’ Huma is a Session India Pale Ale that boasts “massive flavors, made in the likeness of its hop- and malt-packed big brother, Huma Lupa Licious.” Coming in at only 95 calories, 4 carbs, and 4.5% ABV, Lil’ Huma greets “your nose . . . with a huge citrus and pine hop profile that leads perfectly into a full-bodied yet quaffable mouthfeel, rounded out by a lil’ balance of malt sweetness, finishing with an affable bitterness.”

“IPA development has been a huge part of our brewery’s DNA since day one. We’ve tested many versions of session IPA as Seasonal and Specialty drops and dozens of Pub only releases. Lil’ Huma is our first year-round offering for a low cal/carb/abv IPA.
“Just as it’s big brother Huma Lupa Licious was the beer that built Short’s Brewing Company, I’m soooo excited for Lil’ Huma to be the next generation of micro brewing’s evolution. Don’t get me wrong, I still love my fair share of Huma Lupa Licious, but Lil’ Huma has brought more flexibility to my beer drinking career. I’m busier than ever so a full strength IPA doesn’t make as many afternoon or weeknight appearances as it used to! But that’s no longer the case now Lil’ Huma is here. Liquid lunchers rejoice—a daily dose of Lil’ Huma is a dream come true.”
– Joe Short, Founder of Short’s Brewing Co.

Lil’ Huma is rolling out now in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. 12 oz. bottles are expected to hit in early 2021 and “18 packs are rumored for summer 2021.” You can expect to find this Year-Round offering available at craft beer-focused establishments located in Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Short’s Brewing Company’s distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Lil’ Huma from Short’s Brewing Company

Release – Year-Round; launching December 2020
Style – Session India Pale Ale
ABV – 4.5%
IBUs – 53
Calories – 95
Carbs – 4 g
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft

Stone Brewing Introduces Low-Calorie Features & Benefits IPA

Stone Brewing (Escondido, California) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of Stone Features & Benefits IPA, a low-calorie option produced from the brewery’s Pilot Series, in November 2020.

Here to prove preconceived notions concerning low-calorie beers wrong, Features & Benefits is an “insanely flavorful, hop-forward” Session India Pale Ale that somehow has only 2.9 grams of carbs, less than 100 calories and is gluten-reduced. Coming in at a ridiculously easy-drinking 4% ABV, Features & Benefits IPA “brings all of the above together with the hop-driven boldness you’d expect from a Stone beer. Now, you can have both the features and the benefits.”

Features & Benefits IPA is available now in Southern California and is scheduled to enter full distribution by the end of November 2020. You can expect to find this Limited Release offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida, California and throughout the rest of Stone’s nationwide distribution area. Prost!

Vital Information for Stone Features & Benefits IPA from Stone Brewing

Release – Limited/Pilot Series; launching November 2020
Style – Session India Pale Ale
ABV – 4%
Calories – Less than 100 calories
Carbs – 2.9 grams
Featured Hops – Cashmere, Vic Secret, Azacca & Mosaic
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://find.stonebrewing.com/#ready

Heavy Seas Beer Schedules Curbside Can Release of City Sipper Low Cal IPA

Heavy Seas Beer (Baltimore, Maryland) has officially announced that it will hold a Limited Can Release for City Sipper, a low-calorie IPA, during the weekend of September 25, 2020.

What proved to be “a true test of [the Heavy Seas brewing team’s] ability to employ non-traditional brewing techniques and ingredients to create a truly enjoyable, flavorful experience,” City Sipper is a Session India Pale Ale brewed with “malted and flaked oats, torrified and malted wheat, Sabro, Citra, and Simcoe Cryo Lupulin Powder hops, along with just the right amount of fresh Key Lime Juice.” Coming in at just 4% ABV, City Sipper is a “hazy, aromatic crusher” that “has all the flavor of your favorite IPA, without the high calorie count—so you can keep sipping all day!”

“Sometimes you want all of the flavor of an IPA, without the hefty calories,” says Heavy Seas Associate Brand Manager, Amanda Zivkovic. “City Sipper is for the person that wants a lighter option but doesn’t want to compromise the flavor of their beer in the process. It’s juicy, sessionable, and at 4.0% ABV and 95 calories, you can’t beat it!”

City Sipper – packaged in 4-packs of 16 oz. cans – will be available for curbside pickup at Heavy Seas Beer from Friday, September 25 to Sunday, September 27. City Sipper is a brewery exclusive Limited Release that will not see distribution. Prost!

Vital Information for City Sipper from Heavy Seas Beer

Release – Limited; September 25, 2020
Style – Session India Pale Ale
ABV – 4%
Calories – 95
Featured Grains – Malted & flaked oats, torrified & malted wheat
Featured Hops – Sabro, Citra & Simcoe Cryo Lupulin Powder
Added Ingredients – Key lime juice

Fun Fact – “The City Sipper label artwork was designed by local Baltimore artist, Chris Gipple, of Nightshift Creative, who also designed Heavy Seas’ 24 Anniversary beer label this past December. All the taproom exclusive beer labels will be designed by Chris in 2020.”
Availability – 4-packs of 16 oz. cans
Distribution – None. Brewery only

Cigar City Brewing Introduces Jai Low IPA as Newest Year-Round

Cigar City Brewing (Tampa, Florida) has officially announced that Jai Low IPA will join the brewery’s Year-Round lineup in early September 2020.

Developed to be the lower ABV, lower calorie sibling to Cigar City Brewing’s beloved Jai Alai IPA, Jai Low is a Session India Pale Ale that is “tropical and bright with a full palate of flavor and a potency designed with moderation in mind.” Clocking in at just 4% ABV and 120 calories per 12 oz. serving, Jai Low IPA possesses “all the qualities found in the finest IPAs, including citrus aromas and flavors, bread-like maltiness and a moderate, snappy bitterness . . ., making this beer a deceptively tempered addition to Cigar City Brewing’s line-up of hop-forward creations.”

Jai Low IPA is rolling out now and will be available Year-Round in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft. You can expect to find Jai Low IPA at craft beer-focused establishments located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of Cigar City’s distribution territory. Prost!

Vital Information for Jai Low IPA from Cigar City Brewing

Release – Year-Round; launching early September 2020
Style – Session India Pale Ale
ABV – 4%
IBUs – 35
Calories – 120 (per 12 oz. serving)
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.cigarcitybrewing.com/beer-finder/

Wallenpaupack Brewing Co. Introduces Low-Calorie Smallmouth IPA

Wallenpaupack Brewing Company (Hawley, Pennsylvania) has officially released Smallmouth IPA as the brewery’s first-ever lo-cal option.

Named after the Smallmouth bass prized and “sought by anglers all over North America,” Smallmouth IPA is a Session India Pale Ale “bursting with flavors of citrus and berry.” Weighing in at 4.4% ABV and 102 calories per 12 oz. serving, Smallmouth IPA is “a fresh alternative to higher alcohol options and meets the growing demand of today’s consumer who seeks quality refreshment and flavor, all in a lower calorie beer.”

“We spent a lot of time listening to our customers about the types of beers they’d most like us to brew, and we’re thrilled to offer this latest option to them,” said Becky Ryman, owner of Wallenpaupack Brewing Company. “More importantly, we had to get the liquid right and I’m thrilled with the outcome, which I know our customers will love. Our brewing team, led by Logan Ackerly, delivered a delicious beer that offers exceptional quality, flavor and refreshment, while remaining low in calories.”

Smallmouth IPA officially released at Wallenpaupack Brewing Company in early July 2020 and will be available from batch to batch as long as supplies last. You can expect to find this Specialty Release available in 12 oz. cans and on draft at the brewery and at select craft beer-focused establishments located in the areas where Wallenpaupack self-distributes in Pennsylvania. Prost!

Vital Information for Smallmouth IPA from Wallenpaupack Brewing Company

Release – Specialty; July 2020
Style – Session/Low Calorie India Pale Ale
ABV – 4.4%
Calories – 102 (per 12 oz. serving)

Carbs – 3 grams (per 12 oz. serving)
Fun Fact – “The new can features a new look for the 3-year old brewery, illustrated with exceptional detail by local artist Jen Borror of Hoot Design Studio in York, Pennsylvania.”
Availability – 12 oz. cans & draft
Distribution – Pennsylvania

Ska Brewing Introduces Low-Calorie Aggrolite IPA

Ska Brewing (Durango, Colorado) has officially announced that it will launch Aggrolite IPA, a new low-calorie, low-carb option, throughout its distribution footprint in June 2020.

Brewed in collaboration with The Aggrolites, one of Ska Brewing’s favorite bands, Aggrolite is a calorie-conscious India Pale Ale that gains “slight citrus and pine notes from the use of Cascade, Mandarina Bavaria, and El Dorado hops.” Coming in at just 4.2% ABV, 99 calories and 4g of carbohydrates per 12 oz. serving, Aggrolite IPA is a “delicious sidekick for athletes and adventurists” and “pairs well bike rides, boating, and bikinis.”

Aggrolite IPA is rolling out now with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans. You can expect to find this new low-calorie offering at select craft beer-focused establishments located in Colorado and throughout the rest of Ska Brewing’s 13-state distribution footprint. Prost!

Vital Information for Aggrolite IPA from Ska Brewing

Release – Unknown; launching June 2020
Style – Session/Low-Calorie India Pale Ale
ABV – 4.2%
Calories – 99 (per 12 oz. serving)
Carbs – 4 grams (per 12 oz. serving)
Featured Hops – Cascade, Mandarina Bavaria & El Dorado
Fun Fact – “Aggrolite IPA is a collaboration with one of Ska’s favorite bands, The Aggrolites, who played at the brewery’s 24th anniversary invitational in 2019. The Aggrolites started as a compilation of two bands, one reggae and one ska in genre, that came together in Los Angeles in 2002 to create the soul and funk-inspired ‘dirty reggae music’ that they’re known for.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://skabrewing.com/where-to-find-ska/

New Belgium Brewing Goes Organic & Low-Calorie with Launch of The Purist Clean Lager

NewBelgiumThePuristCanNew Belgium Brewing (Fort Collins, Colorado) has officially announced that it will introduce The Purist Clean Lager, a USDA Certified Organic beer with only 95 calories, as the brewery’s newest Year-Round offering in mid-March 2020.

Meticulously crafted to be “a whole new idea of what beer can be,” The Purist is a Light Lager featuring “pristine, first-use mountain water, organic Oregon barley from the oldest maltster in the Western United States – Great Western Malting – and organic hops grown on a single farm in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.  By honoring the ingredients at every stage of the rigorous process, The Purist is in a new class of its own.”  Incredibly clean, light and refreshing, The Purist weighs in at just 3.8% ABV, 95 calories and 3 grams of carbs.

“This is probably the most technically challenging beer I have ever brewed,” said Cody Reif, Research and Development Brewer at New Belgium. “Sourcing organic ingredients to brew a flavorful beer proved to be just short of impossible, but that was only half the battle. Getting the brewing process right was the other half, and I honestly believe we are the only craft brewery in the country that can deliver a beer like this.”

The Purist Clean Lager is scheduled to roll out in mid-March with availability in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans (suggested retail price of $8.99 – $9.99).  You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Colorado, North Carolina and throughout the rest of New Belgium’s nationwide distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for The Purist Clean Lager from New Belgium Brewing

Release – Year-Round; launching mid-March 2020
Style- Light Lager
ABV – 3.8%
Calories – 95
Carbs – 3 grams
Featured Ingredients – “Pristine, first-use mountain water, organic Oregon barley from the oldest maltster in the Western United States – Great Western Malting – & organic hops grown on a single farm in Oregon’s Willamette Valley”
Fun Fact – On brewing organic: “The Purist is a labor of love that brings together New Belgium’s innovation leadership with its endless drive to prove business can be a force for good. Sustainability has been a core value for the brewery since day one and New Belgium’s experience in brewing organic beers can be traced back to the 1990s. Brewing any organic beer is a challenge – brewing The Purist demands perfection. It’s a style that leaves nowhere to hide any flaws. New Belgium’s brewing team is dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what beer can be, and The Purist is the latest example.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://www.newbelgium.com/beer/finder/

Perrin Brewing Co. Adds 100 Calorie Low Rise IPA to Year-Round Lineup

PerrinLowRisePerrin Brewing Company (Comstock Park, Michigan) has officially announced that Low Rise IPA, a low-calorie India Pale Ale, will join the brewery’s Year-Round portfolio in mid-March 2020.

Developed to give IPA lovers in Michigan an everyday, calorie-conscious option, Low Rise is a Session India Pale Ale that “is boldly hop-forward and brightly aromatic thanks to a generous amount of piney Sultana hops and citrusy, tropical Citra hops.”  Weighing in at just 4% ABV, 100 calories and 2 grams of carbs (per 12 oz. serving), Low Rise IPA is “the perfect fit for those seeking a low-calorie adult beverage with full flavor.”

“Perrin Low Rise, lo-cal IPA is a great addition to the core year-round line up! It’s a delicate balance between a light bodied IPA and a full hop profile,” said Lindsey VanDenBoom, Marketing Director at Perrin Brewing. “People have the opportunity to keep their calorie intake light while not compromising the taste of a fresh, hoppy IPA. With only 100 calories and 4% ABV, this is a beer to keep stocked in the fridge on a daily basis.”

Low Rise IPA will debut in the Perrin Pub on March 12 and is scheduled to enter distribution in April. You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located throughout Perrin Brewing Company’s distribution footprint in Michigan.  Prost!

Vital Information for Low Rise IPA from Perrin Brewing Co.

Release – Year-Round; launching mid-March 2020
Style – Session/Low-Calorie India Pale Ale
ABV – 4%
Calories – 100
Carbs – 2 grams
Featured Hops – Sultana & Citra
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://www.perrinbrewing.com/beer-finder/

 

Funky Buddha Brewery Adds a Low-Calorie Option with Year-Round Release of Chant IPA

chantwebmock3Funky Buddha Brewery (Oakland Park, Florida) has officially announced that the 99 calorie Chant Repeatable IPA will join its Year-Round lineup in late February 2020.

Created so that beer lovers can “stay active, relaxed, and enlightened,” Chant is a Session India Pale Ale that boasts big “notes of peach, mango, and citrus from the addition of Mosaic and Citra hops.” Coming in at just 4.2% ABV, 99 calories, 4 grams of carbs and 0 grams of sugar, the “supremely drinkable” Chant is an “approachable IPA that can be enjoyed by both beer geeks and occasional drinkers.”

Chant IPA debuted in the Tap Room at Funky Buddha Brewery on February 23 and is scheduled to enter distribution shortly after that date.  You can expect to find this new Year-Round offering available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans and on draft at craft beer-friendly establishments located in Florida and throughout the rest of the brewery’s distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Chant Repeatable IPA from Funky Buddha Brewery

Release – Year-Round; launches in late February 2020
Style – Session India Pale Ale
ABV – 4.2%
IBUs – 27
Calories – 99
Carbs – 4 grams
Featured Hops – Mosaic 
Suggested Food Pairings – “Blackened Mahi tacos, Thai coconut curry, grilled chicken caesar salad with shaved parmesan, orange sorbet”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://funkybuddhabrewery.com/beer-finder

Terrapin Beer Co. Gives ReCreationAle a Low-Calorie Makeover

unnamed (48)Terrapin Beer Co. (Athens, Georgia) has officially announced that it will release a newly reformulated, low-calorie version of RecreationAle in late February 2020.

Lightened up a bit in appearance, calories and carbs so that Terrapin Beer Co. can join in on the low-calorie movement that is currently taking the beer community by storm, the new RecreationAle is a low-calorie Session India Pale Ale that “still packs in all the *dry hop* flavor and aroma of the original RecreationAle.”  Weighing in at just 99 calories and 3.9 grams of carbs per 12 oz. serving, RecreationAle LoCal IPA is the perfect brew to “enjoy after a day on the trail.”

The new RecreationAle will debut in Terrapin’s Athens and Atlanta brewery locations on February 19 and will enter full distribution shortly after that date.  You can expect to find this Year-Round offering available in 12-packs of 16 oz. cans, on draft, and in the brewery’s IPA Survival Kit Variety 12-pack of 12 oz. cans at craft beer-friendly retailers, bars and restaurants located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia and throughout the rest of Terrapin Beer Co.’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for RecreationAle LoCal IPA from Terrapin Beer Co.

Release – Year-Round; low-calorie version launches late February 2020
Style – Session India Pale Ale
ABV – ???
Calories – 99 (per 12 oz. serving)
Carbs – 3.9 grams (per 12 oz. serving)
Availability – 12-packs of 16 oz. cans, draft & in the IPA Survival Kit Variety 12-pack of 12 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://www.terrapinbeer.com/beer-finder