DESTIHL, WeldWerks announce beer collaboration

Central Illinois-based DESTIHL Brewery and Greely, Colorado-based Weldwerks Brewing Co. have collaborated on a special release beer to be released at DESTIHL’s Field Day Beer Fest on Saturday, June 2.

The beer, a New England-style, double IPA brewed with Citra, Simcoe, El Dorado and Idaho 7 hops, dubbed “85 in a 55” is the first collaborative venture between the two breweries. 85 in a 55 refers to the interstate highways each brewery is located near and was initially brewed by DESTIHL CEO, Brewmaster & Founder, Matt Potts, and WeldWerks’ Head Brewer and Owner, Neil Fischer, in early 2018 at WeldWerks Brewing Co. and was sold exclusively at the Greeley, Colorado brewery. The most recent batch was brewed at DESTIHL Brewery in Normal, Illinois.

85 in a 55 is a pale straw colored, hazy New England-style Double IPA featuring a fruity, resinous hop aroma. Subtle hop bitterness on the palate is balanced by sweet flavors of juicy pineapple and orange with a moderately dry finish. The beer comes in at 8.0% ABV and 92 IBU.

85 in a 55 will be available on tap and in 4-pack, 12 oz. cans at the DESTIHL Beer Hall beginning on June 2. Also look for the collaboration at the WeldWerks Invitational beer festival in Greeley on June 23. Distribution in Illinois and Colorado will begin later in June.

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