CROYDON, Pennsylvania – Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company (Neshaminy Creek) announces its collaboration with GIANT Food Stores to release One GIANT Coast, a Double Dry-Hopped Imperial India Pale Ale with Apollo, Chinook, Citra, Idaho 7, and HBC630. One GIANT Coast is a collision of ideas combining everything loved about West Coast Imperial IPAs – big, resinous, and crisp with bright citrus fruit character – with the favorite attributes of East Coast Hazy IPAs – juicy, tropical notes, and soft-as-clouds mouthfeel. Sold in 16 oz four-packs for $10.99. The IPA embodies the best of both worlds with hints of strawberry, banana, and grapefruit and an ABV of 8.5%. It’s a big idea for a big beer.
The One GIANT Coast can artwork features a beach scene with a beautiful sunset representing the tropical notes of the IPA while also boasting sunglasses and a forest to bring the East Coast meets West Coast idea to life. One GIANT Coast will be available March 18 at all GIANT Foods Stores in Pennsylvania that sell alcohol and on draft at Neshaminy Creek’s taprooms in Croydon, New Hope and Dublin for $8.
One GIANT Coast is a bold beer that pairs well with even bolder flavors. Neshaminy Creek recommends pairing it with spicy meats and cheeses like pepper jack or habanero cheddar as well as hot capicola and Calabrese salami. The heat balances with the bright, juicy citrus of the beer for the perfect combination.
“I was really excited about the opportunity to create a new IPA with the folks at Giant, showcasing our best hops. We wanted to make a double IPA, around 8.5%, which I believe is the best canvas for showing off hops,” explains head brewer Jason Ranck. “I love hop flavor and my leanings are West Coast….clean, crisp, resinous. I was really excited to finally use HBC630, an experimental hop variety from Yakima Chief that has loads of sweet fruit character with notes of Strawberry, Banana, and Cotton Candy. When I was out for hop selection in Yakima last fall, I had the absolute pleasure of smelling Idaho 7 in the field and thought this would be the perfect combo…. Idaho 7’s juicy stone fruit and sticky, resinous pine notes with the sweet fruitiness of HBC630. What a pleasure to be able to combine the best of both worlds.”
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