PHOENIX — Brewed with homegrown citrus and honoring Phoenix’s first-ever (and oft-forgotten) Orangewood citrus grove, planted in Central Phoenix circa 1895, Huss Brewing Co. is proud to announce the all-new CenPho Citrus IPA will be making its world premier this February 9, 2019 at the Arizona Strong Beer Festival.
Handcrafted with community-grown citrus, which is being accepted now through January 14 in exchange for two free pints when the beer is uncorked (see below for details*), this seasonal spring brew will also be offered at various events across Central Phoenix, at the Huss Uptown Taproom, and neighborhood bars, restaurants and convenience stores.
History in a GlassHuss’ all-new CenPho Citrus IPA was created in partnership with Phoenix City Councilwoman, Laura Pastor, who represents District 4, home to both Huss’ Uptown Taproom, and the state’s first-ever experimental citrus trees. Originally imported from California, the trees were planted on the verdant Orangewood estate of pioneering developer, William J. Murphy (7514 N. Central Ave.), who built the Arizona Canal and later founded North Central Phoenix (not to mention Glendale, Peoria, Arcadia, and more). So to honor the area’s historic citrus roots, Huss is inviting the community to participate in crafting this truly homegrown IPA by inviting anyone with a backyard tree to donate citrus. In exchange, they will receive a certificate for two free pint samples* of the Huss CenPho Citrus IPA at the Huss Citrus Fest on Saturday, February 16, 2019 (noon – 6 pm) at the Huss Uptown Taproom at Central Avenue and Camelback.
Following its premier at the AZ Strong Beer Festival, Huss’ CenPho Citrus IPA will be proudly poured at community events across Central Phoenix (full list below), as well as at the Huss Uptown Taproom. Plus, Huss’ CenPho Citrus IPA will also be served on tap at neighborhood bars such as Main Ingredient Ale House, Short Leash Hotdogs, and The Causal Pint, as well as canned and sold at independent neighborhood craft beer convenience stores, such as King Beer & Wine and Virginia Market.
“We love to incorporate as many local ingredients as possible, and citrus is such a great flavor for a fresh seasonal beer,” says Leah Huss, who owns Huss Brewing Co. with her husband Jeff. “So as soon as we met Councilwoman Pastor and heard about the deep citrus roots in the historic neighborhoods surrounding our Uptown Taproom, we knew this was the perfect way to, literally, share a beer with our neighbors.”
Huss Brewing Co. is accepting citrus donations from now through January 14, 2019. To participate, simply drop off your clean, bagged citrus at the Huss Brewing Co.’s Uptown Taproom (100 E. Camelback Rd., inside the Uptown Plaza center). In exchange you’ll receive a certificate for two pints of CenPho Citrus IPA at the Huss’ Citrus Fest on Saturday, February 16, 2019.*
*Donations will be accepted, and certificates offered until enough citrus is sourced to complete the brewing process. Donate early for the best chance to scoop up a certificate!
Huss Brewing Co.’s CenPho Citrus IPA will also be featured at the top community events across Central Phoenix.
2/9 – AZ Strong Beer Festival
2/10 – Willo Neighborhood Home Tour Beer Garden
2/11 – AZ Beer Week (variety of CenPho bars, restaurants and neighborhood stores)
2/16 – Citrus Fest at Huss Brewing Co. Taproom at Uptown Plaza
2/24 – Coronado Neighborhood Home Tour Beer Garden
3/2 – Melrose Neighborhood M7 Street Festival (inside the Huss Brewing Co. Beer Garden)