PORTLAND, Ore. — Last month, Portland, Oregon’s BridgePort Brewing unveiled their remodeled brew pub and their brand new 5-barrel pilot experimental tap system (which houses 18 taps) and launched their Original IPA into outer space. On April 1st, BridgePort’s first ever East Coast Style Hazy IPA will be released to the public!
While BridgePort’s Original IPA, (which is celebrating its 22nd birthday this year), is known as one of the pioneering IPA’s in the U.S., Bridgeport is excited to push into new areas by introducing beers like this new Hazy IPA, part of their new Hop Hero series. Below are some specs from BridgePort about the Hazy IPA.
The Hazy IPA creates a ton of hop flavor while keeping hop bitterness low. We use our pale malt combined with Malted and Un-malted White Wheat to create a smooth and slightly hazy background malt flavor. We then do something that we’ve never done before: we don’t add any kettle hops! To accentuate the incredible flavors of Mosaic, Centennial, and Liberty hops, we add all of the brew house hops in the Hopjack after the boil. This way we capture as much of the aroma of these excellent hops without creating a lot of bitterness. Near the end of fermentation we dry hop with Mosaic and an Experimental hop from John I. Haas.
The Hazy IPA will be available in six-packs (12oz.) for purchase in stores across 12 states on April 1st (see below for full distribution list).
BridgePort is also excited to announce the release of their new Crowlers (1 qt.) sold exclusively at their Brew Pub in Portland for $10 each, as well as their first ever production of canned beers (KingPin, IPA and MultiBall Double IPA), now available in stores across 13 states.
*BridgePort is distributed in the following states: WA, OR, CA, AK, MT, ID, AZ, WY, CO, NM, KS, OK, TX. NOTE: The Hazy IPA is not yet available in OK
About BridgePort Brewing Company
BridgePort Brewing Company is Oregon’s original craft brewery, revolutionizing the American brew industry with award-winning beers grounded in using the freshest, local ingredients. Located in the thriving Pearl District of Portland, Oregon, the brewery was founded in 1984 and strives to uphold a long-lasting legacy dedicated to the evolving craft beer scene. BridgePort Brewing Company produces more than 100,000 barrels per year and is distributed in 18 states. For more information visit http://bridgeportbrew.com/ or follow on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram