ITHACA, N.Y. – Ithaca Beer Company will kick off 2019 with the first of several limited release IPAs available in 16 oz. 4-pack cans and draft.
Platonic Love Double IPA is Ithaca Beer’s first new brand of 2019, releasing on February 14. Named for our Head Brewer’s love of meticulously measuring liquid plato gravity and for sharing great big juicy IPA’s. This citrus-forward IPA packs a healthy amount of Citra hops, but the secret star is a unique and carefully selected lot of Cascade hops. These Cascade hops add a distinct tropical note that pairs beautifully with the addition of grapefruit purée, lemon and orange zest. HOPS: Citra, Cascade, Amarillo. MALTS: 2-Row Pale, Oats, Wheat, Honey. ABV: 8.0%.
Pulp Addiction 2: More Citra He Said will be the next episode in Ithaca’s Pulp Addiction series. Releasing on February 21, Pulp Addiction 2: More Citra He Said picks up from the popular 2018 pilot and leads a series that features the same core hazy New England IPA with one prominent hop and a new can design for each episode. As its name implies, More Citra He Said is brewed with a heavy hand of Citra hops, boasting juicy qualities of orange, grapefruit, lemon and lime, along with a tropical, floral finish. A supporting role of Galaxy hops boosts the tropical notes with unmistakable passion fruit. HOPS: Citra, Galaxy. MALTS: 2-Row Pale, Oats, Wheat, Honey. ABV: 7.0%. Future episodes in the series include: Pulp Addiction 3: From a Galaxy Close, Close Nearby; Pulp Addiction 4: Mosaic to My Ears and Pulp Addiction 5: A Visit from Mr. Nelson.
The Spirit of the Finger Lakes, Ithaca Beer Co. was founded in 1998 by Dan Mitchell, who continues to independently own and operate the company. Located in Ithaca, NY, the brewery features a 50-barrel brewhouse with a 5-barrel pilot system that produces numerous small batches for its Taproom as well as for special wholesale occasions. Ithaca Beer currently brews approximately 22,000 barrels of beer annually and distributes to 56 wholesalers in 16 states including New York, Pennsylvania, all of New England, as far west as Ohio and as far south as North Carolina and Florida.