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“Experimenting with Mosaic hops, we knew we wanted to brew an IPA with them, something that highlights the juicy Mosaic flavor, without being too overpowering or overly sweet,” said Tyler Lindquist, brewer at Alaskan Brewing. “These hops are celebrated for their complex, broad aroma, backed by clean bittering, which makes a big impression. This beer really stands out from the pack when you’re looking at the selection of IPAs available out there.”
In early 2017, Alaskan Brewing supported animal organizations with the Ales for Tails program, where participating locations made donations to local animal organizations in honor of Husky IPA.
“Life in Alaska isn’t just about the place, it’s about the creatures we share it with,” said Lindquist. “Huskies have been a part of the Alaskan lifestyle for a very long time, and we wanted to recognize that.”
Alaskan Brewing introduced Husky IPA as 2017’s spring seasonal just eight months ago and chose to reintroduce it as part of the permanent lineup in response to popular demand.
“This is a beer that’s moved from seasonal to year-round within one calendar year, partly because the story of the husky really resonates with fans,” said Lindquist. “The beer is great, the community connection has been great, and the response has been incredible. We are excited about this beer and how it brings a different expression of the IPA style to our lineup.”
Husky IPA will be available beginning September 1st where Alaskan Beer is sold. The Ales for Tails program will resume in 2018.