MILWAUKEE, WI — Lakefront Brewery, Inc. and Tyranena Brewing Co. announced today the release of their collaboration beer: Triple IPA Brewed with Grapefruit. The beer marks the first release in the breweries’ Two Lakes collaborative series.
Brewed with 80 pounds of fresh grapefruit, Magnum, Simcoe, Citra, Galaxy and Amarillo hops, the robust, citrusy concoction checks in at 9.25% ABV. The single-batch beer is available only on draft.
A collaboration beer was a natural progression in the two breweries relationship, according to Tyranena’s Founder and Brewer, Rob Larson. “We’ve done a keg swap for American Craft Beer Week for the past five years: there’s some good camaraderie there,” said Larson, “It seemed like a good fit.”
Luther Paul, Lakefront Brewery’s Head Brewer, acknowledged the mutual goodwill, saying, “They’re brewing some of the best beer in the state and we’re honored to work with them.” The two breweries talked about brewing a beer together for the past couple years, according to Paul, “We’re both fortunate to have fans because of our hoppy beers.” When developing a recipe with Larson, Paul emphasized that they “wanted to push the envelope with this recipe.”
Established in 1999, Tyranena Brewing Co. (Lake Mills, Wisconsin) produces five year-round beers, eleven seasonal brews and a number of specialty flavors. Beer is available in bottles and at select draft accounts throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana and Illinois. Each Tyranena beer name pays homage to the history and folklore of the Lake Mills area, referring to something quintessentially Wisconsin. These legendary labels have become a trademark of the establishment and part of the distinctive charm of Tyranena beers.
Lakefront Brewery, Inc. was started in 1987 and is celebrating its 27th anniversary this year. The brewery currently produces 45,000 barrels of beer per year and distributes its products to 36 states, Canada and Japan. Lakefront Brewery, Inc. was the first brewery to brew a government-approved, gluten-free beer, New Grist. For more information, visit www.lakefrontbrewery.com