NOLA Brewing has been a favorite in south Louisiana since it came on to the scene a couple years ago. They have been busy churning out favorites such as their Blonde and Brown as well as numerous seasonal releases such as Hurricane Saison, Irish Channel Stout and the newly released fall seasonal, Smoky Mary.
But soon you will have a new beer to try from NOLA, and the hopheads will rejoice. Mechahopzilla will be a double IPA, weighing in at 8.8% ABV, and will be released on September 20th at Avenue Pub in New Orleans. Mechahopzilla has been in the works for a while, and it’s great to see that it will finally be released. It is brewed with Bravo, Columbus, Centennial and Citra hops, then dry hopped with both Centenniel and Citra. With the sheer amount of hops and malts required to make Mechahopzilla, look for this to be a more expensive pint than you’re used to. But it should also be well worth it. I know I’m excited to try a locally brewed double IPA, something this region has been lacking. Hopefully this will be the kick in the butt that other local brewers need to up their ante for the hopheads.
Also, look for Hopitoulas IPA cans to be released in late October. They will be sold in 4-packs of 16 ounce cans. Tallboy cans are always a crowd favorite, and it will be fantastic to finally enjoy Hopitoulas at home or while tailgating before an LSU or New Orleans Saints football game this fall. I know I’m excited to be able to buy Hopitoulas at my local stores and craft beer shops.
Here’s a sneak peak at the can design for Hopitoulas: