Thanks to the dedication and hard work of the production and packaging teams at Drake’s Brewing, they’re extremely proud to announce the release of Hopocalypse Hazy Double IPA. Once a limited release in 22 oz. bottles, it’s now available year-round in 12 oz cans. Six-packs have been arriving in stores for the past several weeks, and not just in California.
Hopocalypse Hazy Double IPA is also being distributed in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. Drake’s Brewing has been working very closely with Two Roads Brewing in Stratford, CT. Their location and commitment to quality will ensure Drake’s Brewing’s fresh hoppy beer is enjoyed by East Coast beer fans. Drake’s beer has never been extensively distributed in these states, making this moment even more celebratory for their independent, family-owned company.
If you’re not familiar with this unique beer, big juicy flavors dominate Hopocalypse Hazy Double IPA. Plentiful amounts of Citra, Idaho #7, and Jarrylo hops add notes of tangerine, papaya, peach, and mango in every sniff and sip. These flavors are supported by a malt bill containing wheat, oats, and rye. Together they add a soft texture, and just a touch of spice to the beer. All of these ingredients, on top of the 8.4% ABV and low bitterness, make this beer a special experience.
It’s an experience Drake’s Brewing’s brewing team has been working on for quite some time. While the release of Hopocalypse in cans has been a year in the making, the roots of the beer stretch all the way back to 2013. It started as a promising recipe for a one-off experiment, then evolved over a series of tweaks, name changes, and style trends.
Drake’s brewmaster, John Gillooly, was asked to tell this story. It’s full of twists, turns, and a dose of self-reflecting irony. Gain insight into the creative and decision making process. Once you’re done, head over to the beer finder on the Drake’s Brewing website to locate Hopocalypse Hazy Double IPA near you.