MADISON, Wis. — Regional craft brewery Ale Asylum has released Hopalicious Continuum: Mosaic, the first in a series of small batch twists based on their award-winning flagship American Pale Ale.
Creating a beer with a focus on Mosaic hops has been on the brewery’s wishlist, particularly for Co-Founder Otto Dilba.
“The tried and true Hopalicious recipe will always be ‘Mother’s Milk’ to me but the bright and fruity characteristics of Mosaic hops knocked me out of my chair the first time I tried it,” said Dilba.
When Brewmaster Dean Coffey created the original recipe, his intention was to introduce a well-balanced American Pale Ale that is approachable for craft beer enthusiasts at any level. The beer is a proven hit with their fan base and was awarded, “Madison’s Signature Beer” by the Wisconsin State Journal in 2014.
Hopalicious Continuum: Mosaic debuted at the brewery in celebration of their 12 Year Anniversary on May 19 and will be released as a small batch offering throughout greater Madison and Milwaukee. In the coming months, the brewery will release two more single hop releases before culminating with a variety 12-pack later this year.
The beer label for this brand was a collaboration between Otto Dilba and Stripe, a prominent tattoo artist in Madison and the owner of Ultimate Arts since 2000. Although this is his first beer label design, Stripe has created artwork for album covers, t-shirts, motorcycles, and participated as a featured artist in both the Cows on Parade and Bucky on Parade public art installations. A portion of the proceeds of this beer will benefit Tats for Tots, a spin-off program he began in 2002 to benefit Toys for Tots that has been hailed as the largest toy drive in the Midwest.