Second Chance Beer Co. Releases a Clever Take On A Brewery Favorite: Clever Hoppy Name XPA

Second Chance Beer Co. Releases a Clever Take On A Brewery Favorite: Clever Hoppy Name XPA

Second Chance Beer Co. Releases a Clever Take On A Brewery Favorite: Clever Hoppy Name XPA


Our human friends over at Second Chance Brewing Company are releasing a thirst quenching just in time for this scorcher of a San Diego summer! With an easy drinking body and loads of crisp tropical notes, this beer is definitely making it into your cooler this season.

To celebrate this release, Second Chance is hosting a mouthwatering luau at the brewery, roast pig and all! Snag your tickets HERE!

SAN DIEGO, CA (June 26th, 2017) – On Wednesday, June 28th, Second Chance Beer Co. will release it’s sixth can, Clever Hoppy Name Extra Pale Ale, giving fans a crush worthy beer to sip on in the summer months ahead. This XPA lends itself true to style – a light bodied, low IBU beer that was hop bursted with the gusto of a traditional IPA to give it a most flavorful finish.

Fruity hop notes from Citra and Mosaic, combined with a hint (yes, we said hint!) of real tangerine peel, create a bright, sip-on-all-day XPA. Instead of coming up with another-hop-rhyming marketing ploy, Second Chance Fam (as they fondly refer to themselves) decided on “Clever Hoppy Name” and got back to brewing.

“Having a more sessionable hop-forward beer has always been a part of our plan. I can’t always drink Imperial IPA’s! This is not a new style, but I love brewing this type of beer.” -Brewmaster, Marty Mendiola.

Clever Hoppy Name will be distributed in 16oz. – 6 packs starting on June 28th. Join us at the brewery Saturday, July 1st for the Official Release Party and Luau Pig Roast.


Clever Hoppy Name

5.6% ABV

38 IBU

Citra & Mosaic Hops

Taste – Crisp, clean, pale malt, juicy, tropical paradise

Pair with – Ceviche, hummus, blue cheese, green papaya, salad, grilled salmon, coconut rice pudding


In its short two years, Second Chance Beer Company has amassed several prestigious awards, including winning last year’s Sore Eye Cup – making it San Diego’s best independently-produced beer across all styles – and a Gold Medal at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival, both for its Tabula Rasa Toasted Porter. With the release of Clever Hoppy Name XPA, the young brewery will have 6, 16oz can offerings, does an annual Anniversary barrel-aged release (coming up soon over Labor Day weekend), will open its first Tasting Room this Fall in North Park, has amassed over 450 accounts self-distributing, and just launched distribution in Mexico, as well. It is located in Carmel Mountain Ranch and welcomes guests seven (7) days a week to its 12,000 sq.ft. facility.

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