Marker 48 Brewing Saves Spring Release Imperial IPA for the Summer

Marker 48 logo (1)Marker 48 Brewing (Weeki Wachee, Florida) has officially announced that it will begin the Limited Release of its Spring Release Barrel-aged IPA (2019) on Saturday, July 13.

Previously released in 2016 and 2017 as a springtime treat, Spring Release Barrel-aged IPA is set to return a little later in the year this time around.  The “Spring” descriptor may seem a bit confusing for a beer releasing during the summer, but it remains applicable because this Imperial India Pale Ale – brewed with El Dorado, Ella and Citra hops – was “aged underwater in a local freshwater spring in Early Times Kentucky Whiskey barrels for 48 days.” The 2019 iteration of Spring Release Barrel-aged IPA comes in at a smooth-sippin’ 8.5% ABV.

Spring Release Barrel-aged IPA (2019) will officially release in Marker 48’s taproom at noon on Saturday, July 13.  This Limited Release offering will be available for purchase in 500ml bottles (priced at $10 each or three for $25) and on draft. Spring Release Barrel-aged IPA is a taproom exclusive that will not see distribution.  Prost!

Vital Information for Spring Release Barrel-aged IPA (2019) from Marker 48 Brewing

Release – Limited; July 13, 2019
Style – Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.5%
Hops – El Dorado, Ella & Citra
Treatment – Aged underwater in a local freshwater spring in Early Times Kentucky Whiskey barrels for 48 days
Availability – 500ml bottles & draft
Bottle Count – 200 bottles
Note from the Brewers – “The brewers advise customers to NOT age this one, but keep it refrigerated and drink it as soon as possible.”
Distribution – None. Taproom exclusive

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Marker 48 Brewing co-founder and co-owner Maurice Ryman manipulates an Early Times Kentucky Whiskey barrel, filled with the brewery’s 2019 Spring Release, at at local private spring where the beer was aged underwater in the barrel for 48 days. (All photos Courtesy of Marker 48 Brewing)
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Marker 48 Brewing Plans Limited Release of Spring Release Barrel-aged Double IPA

2017 Spring Release bottleOn Thursday, April 27 at noon, Marker 48 Brewing (Weeki Wachee, Florida) will host a special bottle release event for the 2017 edition of Spring Release, a Double IPA aged in Bourbon barrels while submerged in a freshwater spring located on Florida’s Nature Coast.

After being first released and quickly selling out in 2016, Spring Release Double IPA is officially making a comeback this month.  To create this meticulously crafted beer, the brewers at Marker 48 begin by brewing up a sizable Double India Pale Ale as the base.  The beer is then “transferred to Four Roses Bourbon barrels and aged for about three weeks 48 feet deep in . . . [a] freshwater [spring], located on private property not far from the brewery.”  Once the laborious aging process is completed, the 10.9% ABV Spring Release Double IPA is finally ready to provide its drinker with a truly unique and memorable drinking experience.

Spring Release Double IPA (2017) will officially release at the brewery – 12147 Cortez Blvd., Weeki Wachee, Florida – on Thursday, April 27 at noon.  This limited release will be available in 750 ml bottles at the cost of $20 each (limit of 2 bottles per customer, per day).  Marker 48 Brewing will also tap one sixtel (1/6 BBL) keg of Spring Release Double IPA during the event ” for those who want to try the brew while it’s as fresh as possible.”  Marker 48 Brewing only has about 400 bottles of Spring Release available this year, so be sure to head over to the brewery on Thursday to grab a bottle or two before its inevitable sellout.  Prost!

Vital Information for Spring Release (2017) from Marker 48 Brewing

Release – Limited, bottle release event on April 27 at noon
Style – American Double/Imperial India Pale Ale
ABV – 10.9%
Treatment – Aged in Four Roses Bourbon barrels for about three weeks while submerged 48 feet deep in a freshwater spring
Availability – 750 ml bottles, about 400 bottles produced.  $20 per bottle. Bottle limit of two (2) bottles per person, per day