Bridgewater Corners, VT — The Long Trail Brewing Company is proud to announce the release of Flyin Ryan IPA, a continuation of their partnership with the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation.
Citrus and floral hop flavors soar to the front of the palate while a light, bready malt profile balance out this even-handed America IPA. Citra dry-hops reveal extreme tropical fruit and citrus aromas.
First introduced as a limited, draught-only offering in Winter 2014-15, Flyin Ryan IPA (6.0% ABV, 48 IBU) will make its bottled debut in Long Trail’s 2016-17 Survival Pack variety offering beginning in October.
“Flyin Ryan IPA has been a bit of a cult classic around Vermont for the past few winters,” said Jed Nelson, marketing director at Long Trail Brewing. “We can’t wait to spread this brew – and the Flyin Ryan message – to a larger audience with this year’s release.”
Similar to years past, a portion of proceeds will go back to the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation, a non-profit organized founded in April 2011 after Ryan Hawks, a widely respected Vermont freeskier, passed away from injuries sustained during a Freeskiing World Tour event in California.
Founded by The Hawks Family, the foundation was created to honor Ryan’s legacy. With the release of Flyin Ryan IPA, Long Trail Brewing hopes to spread the Foundation’s message.
“We are so grateful for our continued partnership,” said Alicia Hawks, Ryan’s sister and vice president of the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation. “They have generously provided us with a platform to share and support our mission and keep Ryan’s spirit alive.”
“It is an incredible feeling,” she said. “I am so proud to be Ryan’s sister and to see his legacy extended through the work of the foundation and our partnership with Long Trail [Brewing], it is truly humbling.”
For Peter Hawks, Ryan’s father and president of the foundation, Flyin Ryan IPA is more than just another brew from Long Trail and he said he hopes this release will inspire adventurers.
“[Flyin Ryan IPA] has the potential to make a huge contribution to our mission, ‘core values matter’ and our efforts to stimulate adventurers of all ages to reflect on the value of aligning their engagement in life and decision-making with core values that are self-generated,” he said.
Flyin Ryan IPA will be available on draught this winter and exclusively available in 12 oz. bottles in the Long Trail Survival Pack beginning in October.
With fingers crossed for a heavy snow year, Long Trail Brewing and the Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation will be hitting the trail this winter with a flurry of events. Keep in touch at www.longtrail.com and www.flyinryanhawks.org for more details.
About Long Trail Brewing Co.
Inspired by the 273-mile hiking trail that traverses through the Green Mountains, Long Trail Brewing has been a caretaker of Vermont craft since 1989. From small-batch recipes developed in our farmhouse turned pilot brewery to large-scale staples like our flagship Long Trail Ale, our brewers are committed to crafting a trail-worthy family of beers.
About The Flyin Ryan Hawks Foundation
The Flyin Ryan Foundation’s mission is to EXPOSE adventurers to Ryan Hawks’ Principles for Living, INSPIRE adventurers to craft their own set of core principles for living and to ACT on their core principles as the means through which they shape their attitude and engage in life. It does so through working with schools, individuals and organizations and awarding scholarships. To date, the foundation has awarded 84 adventure scholarships which are designed to encourage the pursuit of passion in the face of financial need.