AleSmith and Other Half Collaborate on New West Coast IPA

Terry Bunch Co-Founder / Editor-in-Chief

AleSmith Brewing Company is joining forces with New York brewery Other Half Brewing Company to release Hop Cypher, a double dry-hopped West Coast-style IPA. Brewed with Pacific Northwest hops, the collaborative release will be available through the month of September in 16-oz. can 4-packs.

Brimming with tropical fruit, berry, and citrus aromas, Hop Cypher is jam-packed with a unique blend of Strata, Mosaic, and Chinook hops. Notes of grapefruit, mango, and strawberry bring this collaborative brew together for a fruit-forward IPA with ultimate drinkability.

“Teaming up with the crew at AleSmith for an IPA is a perfect east meets west scenario,” said Samuel Richardson, Co-Founder and Brewmaster at Other Half Brewing. “We have big respect for the legacy that AleSmith has built over the years driving the San Diego beer scene. Big thanks to the AleSmith team for welcoming us into their brewery!”

“We’re excited to have Other Half come out to San Diego and work with us on this collaboration,” said Ryan Crisp, Director of Brewery Operations at AleSmith Brewing. “Samuel and his team are doing big things on the East Coast and creating some incredible beers. We hope everyone enjoys this beer as much as we enjoyed making it.”


Hop Cypher starts hitting retail shelves throughout California this week and will be available at select distributors nationwide, plus on-draft at AleSmith’s Tasting Room in San Diego. Find the retailer nearest you by visiting AleSmith’s Beer Finder.

ABV: 6.5%


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