Introducing Box of Hops

Introducing Box of Hops – Our Special Collection of Extra Hoppy Beers

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Ithaca Beer Box of HopsOn Thursday, October, 17, 2013, we will unleash a maelstrom of hop intensity on our fellow craft beer drinkers.  We call it, Box of Hops – Our Special Collection of Extra Hoppy Beers.

Box of Hops is a specialty variety twelve pack featuring Flower Power IPA plus three beers brewed just for this collection including: Dark Vine – Black IPA, Double Zilla – Double Red IPA and The Creeker – Double IPA.

Box of Hops is a limited release (only 10,000 packs) available in select markets around the Northeast beginning in late October, but on sale in the Taproom at Ithaca Beer starting Oct. 17th. When it’s gone, well, you know the rest.  Double Zilla, Dark Vine and The Creeker will also make limited draft appearances around the Northeast in support of the release.

All four Box of Hops beers will be on draft in the Taproom starting October 17th, and brewery staff will host a pub crawl on Friday, October 18th among four craft beer bars in Ithaca, each bar featuring one of our Box of Hops beers.  All are invited to come join in the festivities and chat up our lively Ithaca Beer crew who will be out around town throughout the night.  More to come on the locations and times.

Box of Hops is the first in a new series of variety packs Ithaca Beer plans to introduce over the next year.  A Belgian beer variety pack is in the works for early Sprig 2014, and a best of our 5-Barrel Series in the Summer – a variety of beers produced for the Taproom on our 5-barrel brew house and voted on by customers.  Box of Hops will return again in October 2014.

MORE ABOUT WHAT’S INSIDE BOX OF HOPS:

Flower Power – IPA: Our wildly popular IPA is simultaneously punchy & soothing with a big body finish that boasts pineapple and grapefruit. ABV 7.5%

Dark Vine – Black IPA: A hoppy black IPA bursting with so much flavor that you might think you’re tasting double. Intensely floral nose, surprisingly light body, and strong bitter finish.  ABV 9.5%

Double Zilla – Double Red IPA: Twice the experience of Cascazilla, we brewed Double Zilla with too many malts to list and an excess of American hops. Russet color, aggressively hoppy aroma & flavor, rich body, and fiery finish.  ABV 11%

The Creeker – Double IPA: By no means an ordinary Double IPA. Creeker is all hops with little malt body. Intense citrus flavor & aroma with mischievously easy drinkability.  ABV 9%

Box of Hops Events Around Town – Friday, October 18, 2013

Join us all around Ithaca on Friday to kick off the release of Box of Hops -

Finger Lakes Beverage Center:

4:00 – 6:00PM – Box of Hops Tasting

Fall Creek House:

6:00PM – Flower Power and The Creeker on draft

Bandwagon Brew Pub:

7:30PM – Flower Power and Dark Vine on draft

Northstar:

9:00PM – Double Zilla on draft

Chapter House:

10:00PM – The Creeker, Dark Vine, Double Zilla on draft plus a cask of Flower Power

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