Three Weavers Announces Return of Blood Junkie Imperial Red IPA

Three Weavers Brewing Company announces the return of Blood Junkie Imperial Red Ale (8.7% ABV). The seasonal, ruby-hued brew, which perfectly balances hop aroma, bitterness and malty sweetness, will be released on draft and in 16 oz. cans on Sept. 23 in their Inglewood taproom, with limited distribution to follow.

“Our beloved imperial red is a modern West Coast beer through and through,” said Three Weavers’ Brewmaster, Alexandra Nowell. “It’s super hoppy with a dry finish. The aroma is bright and heavy with grapefruit, berry and fruity crystal malts leading the charge, and then lingering with notes of bright pine resin. The bitterness is assertive, but very well balanced and the color is a deep red.”

Blood Junkie Imperial Red Ale is built on a grain base of two-row barley and a healthy dose of British crystal malts for color and body. It’s dry-hopped to the hilt with a combination of Mosaic, Simcoe, Ekuanot and Chinook hops, giving it a bright, tropical hop character and a distinctly West Coast spin on the imperial red style. The beer earned a gold medal at the 2016 World Beer Cup.

The animus for Blood Junkie came about in 2014 when the Three Weavers crew and their neighbors at the time, Prosthetic Records, discovered a mutual love of both metal and beer. This beer demands a soundtrack, and Three Weavers’ resident metalhead, Chris Gonzales, advises pairing the heavily hopped imperial red with the following songs: Behemoth’s “Alas, Lord is Upon Me,” Animosity’s “You Can’t Win” and Meshuggah’s “Do Not Look Down.” The distinct can art was created by London-based artist Dan Mumford.

Look for Blood Junkie Imperial Red Ale at Three Weavers’ Inglewood taproom starting September 23, with availability at select Northern California craft beer sellers to follow.

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