Normal, IL – DESTIHlL Brewery has announced today that it is set to release a seasonal beer called Amra, a Mango IPA clocking in at 7% Alc. By Vol.
Amra is the first seasonal, not in its WiLD Sour Series, that DESTIHL has put out this year. Amra will be a seasonal accompaniment to their annual beers including Abbey’s Single®, Weissenheimer® Hefeweizen and Vertex IPA®. Amra will be available May through August followed by another 4 month seasonal to be announced.
The highly-anticipated Amra release will start distribution of draft and 6-pack 12oz cans through its distribution partners in 19 states plus Washington DC in May. Amra will also be available on tap and in cans at both DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works locations in Normal, IL and Champaign, IL as well as at the brewery’s new $14 Million production facility and Beer Hall, set to open on May 27th in Normal, IL.
“Hops and mangoes are two pieces of a puzzle that we brought together to form an unbelievable IPA,” said Founder, CEO and Brewmaster, Matt Potts. “The hop characteristics are already chock full of tropical fruit, so accompanying it with juicy mangoes was a very natural pairing. We’re really excited about Amra because whether you’re a hop-head or hop-shy, you’ll find what you’re looking for. We have been brewing this beer for years on draft, so it is great to finally package Amra.”
The sweetness of Amra’s malt backbone and juicy mangoes dampen the impact of the bittering hops while still offering the best of both worlds in a tropical presence that’s a combination of hops and the actual mangoes that were added.
About DESTIHL Brewery
DESTIHL opened its first gastrobrewpub™ (DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works) in Normal, Illinois, in November 2007 and added its second gastrobrewpub in downtown Champaign, Illinois, in April 2011, where the company focuses on both artisan food and beers. The company’s original production brewery in Bloomington, IL commenced operations on May 31, 2013, but production was moved to its new facility in Normal, IL in March 2017. DESTIHL Brewery combines centuries-old, global brewing traditions and new American craft brewing ingenuity & artisanship to produce a wide array of beers for every palate. The result is a diverse offering of intensely flavorful beers that are anything but bland. The brewery currently distributes its beers in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin with availability in Washington, D.C. as well.