Listen up you 'hop-heads’, you lovers of lupulin. Despite what you think, there is more than one highly sought after Imperial India Pale Ale out there. Long before the madness consumed the Northwest over a beer named after a German Chief there was The Maharaja.
True there is something unique about ‘The Younger or ‘The Elder. But for most of us, Avery’s take on the Imperial India Pale Ale has been like a good friend, reliable and easy to find.
It is because of this that we take the time to pull you away from your high IBU, pints of hoppiness, to remind you to save room in your liver for a serving of The ‘Raj.
Available from March thru August, this beer should start hitting the shelves soon with a limited number of locations serving it up off the tap.
Beer Style: Imperial India Pale Ale
Hop Variety: Simcoe, Columbus, Centennial and Chinook
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, caramel 120L, victory
OG: 1.090 ABV: 10.24% IBUs: 102
Color: Dark Amber
Availability: Seasonally produced from March through August. 22oz. bombers, 1/6BBL and 1/2BBL kegs.
Maharaja is derived from the sanskrit words mahat, - "great" and rajan - "king". Much like its namesake, this imperial IPA is regal, intense and mighty. With hops and malts as his servants, he rules both with a heavy hand. The Maharaja flaunts his authority over a deranged amount of hops: tangy, vibrant and pungent along with an insane amount of malted barley - fashioning a dark amber hue and exquisite malt essence.
Be aware that The Maharaja is a limited release only available for the summer. Welcome to his kingdom!
Food Pairing: Try The Maharaja with some Shrimp Cocktail and you'll find that the intense, "grapefruity" hop aroma is a perfect compliment.
As always if you don’t see this on the shelves or on draft ask your grocer or serve to buy some!
Incorporated in September 1993, Avery Brewing Company is the culmination of several years of homebrewing experimentation by Adam Avery, President & /Brewmaster, to perfect the recipes for Redpoint Amber Ale, Ellie's Brown Ale, and Out of Bounds Stout. Production and sale of these three flagship beers began utilizing a 7 barrel brewhouse and 7 barrel Gundy tanks as fermenters and bright tanks. Out of Bounds Stout won a gold medal in 1994 in the category of dry stouts at the largest beer tasting event in North America, the Great American Beer Festival, held annually in Denver. [more]