Portland, OR - Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) today announced the release of three rotating summer seasonals - Pig War White IPA, Ace of Spades Imperial IPA, and IPX Single Hop Ale: Simcoe. Pig War is available in four-packs of 16 oz. cans, and all three beers are available in 22 oz. bottles, and on draft, throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Pig War White IPA
For this White IPA, HUB uses Hard Red Spring Wheat grown on the brewery’s estate farm on San Juan Island. This specialty grain imparts tart flavors, medium body and a signature wheat beer haze. Organic Northwest hops add layers of fruity, citrus-like flavor and crisp bitterness. A truly refreshing twist on a summer favorite. The name Pig War commemorates the confrontation in 1859 between American and British authorities over San Juan Island. Plato: 14, IBU: 60, ABV: 6%
Organic Ace of Spades Imperial IPA
This hopped out beast has a blend of NW hops added at every point: mash tun, first wort, kettle, hop back and dry hop. All this green goodness results in a beer with a huge citrus hop aroma, flavor, and a deep, clean bitterness. Organic Ace of Spades won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival and Best In Show at the 2014 North American Organic Craft Beer Competition. Plato: 19, IBU: 100+, ABV 8.6%
IPX Single Hop Ale: Simcoe
“IPX Simcoe” is the latest release in HUB’s single hop series, which has continued to be an educational celebration of hops for nearly three years. This release contains Simcoe hops that are both Organic and Salmon-Safe Certified from Loftus Ranches, a sustainable producer of hops in Yakima, WA. The hop is a well-known and popular hop for bittering and has aromas of citrus and pine. The single hop ale series highlights signature aromas and flavors of specific hop varieties. Each beer in the series is light-bodied with a dry, malt character and contains the same base recipe with the same finishing hop schedule. 60 IBUs and 6% ABV.
About Hopworks Urban Brewery
Hopworks Urban Brewery, a certified B Corporation, strives to revolutionize and inspire the brewing industry with practices that drive quality, protect the environment and improve the community we live in. Utilizing organic malts and a combination of locally-sourced organic and Salmon Safe hops, the company’s 20-barrel brewery produces 16,000 barrels of beer a year for HUB’s two brewpubs and for distribution throughout the Northwest. In 2015 Hopworks expanded its range of sustainably-made offerings with HUB Hard Cider and will open its third pub at the Pine St. Market in Downtown Portland. HUB is 100% renewably powered and “cradle to gate” carbon neutral. Visit Hopworks online at hopworksbeer.com and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.