Drake’s Releases Brightside Extra Brut IPA in Six-Packs

After months of test batches and experimental releases, Drake’s Brewing Co. is excited to announce the special release of Brightside Extra Brut IPA in six-packs. Drake’s has played a pioneering role in the development of the new Brut IPA style since it emerged at the beginning of 2018 in San Francisco. The pale, dry, highly-carbonated, Champagne-esque beer has quickly become an innovative platform for hop appreciation.

Fruity, crisp, and hoppy, Brightside Extra Brut IPA features notes of white grape skins, citrus rubbed pine needles, and orange creamsicle. Hop additions include Simcoe, Hallertau Mandarina, Centennial, and Hallertau Blanc. Amylase enzymes are added during production to fully ferment malt sugar, creating a super dry finish, which is a key characteristic of the Brut IPA style. Brightside Extra Brut IPA finished fermenting at 0.0 degrees plato and 7% alcohol by volume.

Drake’s Brewmaster, John Gillooly, was eager to experiment with Brut IPAs back in February. “Brewing a hoppy beer with minimal body, and an extremely crisp, dry finish, was incredibly appealing. As hop-heads we’re stoked. The Brut IPA style lets the hops shine in a wholly unique way.” Gillooly and the Drake’s brewing team created five different Brut IPAs before finding the right balance of hop flavor, bitterness, and body for Brightside.

This week, Brightside Extra Brut IPA will be packaged in kegs and bottled six-packs and will then start shipping to distributor partners throughout California. Six-packs will be available at Drake’s Barrel House and Dealership. Follow @DrakesBeer on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates.

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