Belching Beaver, Karl Strauss Release High Expectations Hazy IPA

Belching Beaver Brewery is teaming up with San Diego’s craft brewing pioneer Karl Strauss Brewing Company to introduce High Expectations Hazy IPA. Starting August 7, the special release beer will be rolling out to select U.S. markets and internationally via on-draft and 16-ounce cans in four-packs.

High Expectations Hazy IPA represents what Belching Beaver Brewmaster Troy Smith and Karl Strauss Brewmaster Paul Segura do best – brewing delicious beer and having a good time while doing it. Given both brewers’ laid back lifestyle and love for music, skateboarding/surfing and craft beer, Paul and Troy are two brewers who embody all-things San Diego.

“When brainstorming recipe ideas, Paul and I wanted to create something our fans would enjoy,” said Smith. “Boat Shoes IPA is one of Karl Strauss’ best sellers, and Hazers Gonna Haze IPA is a beer that Belching Beaver fans really love. We decided to collaborate on a Hazy IPA, inspired by these two crowd favorites.”

“Our brewing team is psyched to finally brew a collaboration beer with Belching Beaver,” said Segura. “They make some pretty successful hop-forward beers, so it’s cool to team up with them and brew a new Hazy IPA. Troy and I exchanged several emails trying to decide on the perfect hops and finally landed on a recipe that we’re stoked to share with our fans.”

High Expectations Hazy IPA carries intense pineapple and grapefruit aroma that fades into a softer floral note upfront. The flavor also carries pineapple and grapefruit notes, finishing with a dank, tropical fruit character. With a very mild bitterness, balanced body and pillowy-soft mouthfeel, the hazy IPA delivers extreme hop character that will definitely meet all hopheads’ high expectations.

“Our team has been wanting to brew a collaboration with Karl Strauss Brewing for quite some time,” said Tom Vogel, CEO at Belching Beaver Brewery. “They’re an San Diego brewing industry pioneer, who’s known for making some award-winning beers and operating premier brewpub locations. This is our chance to learn from one of the best, while also putting another tasty Hazy IPA out to markets for our fans.”

Relax and embrace the haze. This summer, craft beer fans may enjoy some good tunes and a jam session paired with High Expectations Hazy IPA. More information about Belching Beaver Brewery and Karl Strauss Brewing is available at and, respectively.

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