Check it out, a new IPA from West Sixth. Apparently, it’s a slightly lighter kid brother to the brewery’s flagship IPA, at only 3.5 percent ABV, which is roughly the same as ice water. Interesting. Here’s the press release, although as I post this, the link to more info doesn’t appear to be working:
West Sixth Brewing announced today their latest canned beer – the Half-Bite IPA.
“We’re excited to announce that Half-Bite IPA, our newest offering – will be available just in time for the Fourth of July celebrations” said West Sixth co-founder Ben Self.
“Designed to be the rowdy younger brother of the West Sixth IPA, the Half-Bite IPA uses the same varieties and quantity of hops as our regular IPA, but contains only half the alcohol – so it’s perfect for summer days and outdoor adventures when you want to have a few” said co-founder Brady Barlow.
“Reflecting on the nature of the beer, it only seemed appropriate the Half-Bite IPA will be canned and sold in 12-pack boxes” said co-founder Joe Kuosman. “We’re very excited to be the first brewery to do this in Kentucky.”
“Half-Bite IPA is aggressively hopped with Centennial, Citra, and Columbus hops. It’s got a great bite, earthy bitterness, and citrus notes, but clocks in at only 3.5% ABV” said co-founder and brewer Robin Sither.
As with all of the West Sixth Brewing cans, these cans and boxes were designed by local designers Brian and Sara Turner of Cricket Press. “They really knocked it out of the park with Half-Bite, especially having both a can and box design” said West Sixth Creative Director Kelly Hieronymus. “I can’t wait to see this 12-pack in the wild.”
Half-Bite IPA will be available through West Sixth’s distribution partners in Kentucky (Clark Distributing, River City Distributing, and Stagnaro Distributing) beginning next week.More info at: