In this week’s Last Call: Canada lifts its tariff on U.S. aluminum cans; farmers and brewers downplay climate change’s effect on beer production and pricing; the Brewers Association lands Iron Maiden’s singer as CBC keynote speaker; and more news from the week.
This month, Rogue releases 10 Hop IPA, an imperial IPA made with 10 varieties of hops grown at Rogue Farms in Independence, Oregon, including two new hops: Keven and Adair.
Marin Brewing’s Brewmaster Arne Johnson often finds inspiration in the most fascinating places, including the news. Johnson’s love of current events and politics recently lead him to the nearest dictionary where he fell in love with a new word, and that word is the name for his next great beer.
On the heels of its recent taproom opening, Castle Island Brewing Company is expanding its core line-up with the release of Hi-Def, a new Double IPA. Hi-Def marks the first addition to the core lineup that will be available throughout Castle Island’s distribution network since the Company opened its doors in late 2015.
In February, Stone Brewing unleashed a juicy and tropical IPA brewed with whole tangerine and pineapple named Stone Tangerine Express IPA. Six months later the hugely flavorful and aromatic Stone Tangerine Express IPA is making its debut in six-packs of 12-ounce cans.
Braxton Labs will be releasing their first canned beer on Saturday, June 24th. The beer will be a new release and the company’s second iteration of the popular New England Style IPA. New England IPA #002 was brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops for notes of mango, peach and grapefruit. This hazy IPA will be available in four packs of 16 oz. cans at $17 per four pack.