IPAs utilizing a lot of late hops are all the rage these days, and for good reason. Many people who were not fans of the IPA style, thinking that they were too bitter, are coming around on the new guard of IPAs, which focus much more on the hop flavors and aromas than they do on bitterness.
With that in mind, Gnarly Barley Brewing will be releasing their newest hop creation, Brightside American IPA on September 17th at the brewery to kick off Louisiana Craft Brewer’s Week.
According to Gnarly Barley co-owner, Cari Caramonta, Brightside is “a massively hopped American single IPA around 6.7% ABV, using Galaxy, Citra, Cascade and Amarillo at about 5 pounds per barrel, with none going in earlier than 20 minutes left in the boil. We’re talking straight hop juice!”
Brightside IPA was brewed yesterday, and here’s a pic of it as it left the heat exchanger:
Look for more details on the release of Brightside IPA soon, along with other events Gnarly Barley will participate in during Louisiana Craft Brewer’s Week. In the meantime, check out the label for Brightside IPA below.