Alaskan Brewing Co. has released a new beer in its Rough Draft Export Series, but this time there could be twist.
The beer is named Cran-Spruce, a 5.8 percent ABV ale brewed with both cranberries and spruce tree tips was first released in late 2014 and is part of the Juneau, Alaska-based brewery’s Rough Draft Export Series, which allows anyone in the company to “work with a brewer develop and brew a recipe on the 1-barrel pilot brew system with free reign to wander far away from traditional styles, ingredients and processes.”
Although Cran-Spruce has already been released on draft, Alaskan Brewing told Tenemu that there is a possibly it could be bottled and slipped into random Sampler Packs as a sort of “Easter egg” for people to find. According to the brewery, the beer would be packaged in 12-ounce bottles, as are the rest of the bottles in the sampler already includes “three bottles each of Alaskan’s three most popular varieties” as well as “a fourth rotating ‘Brewer’s Choice’ selection.”
The brewery has already received approved for the label from the the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).
Other beers in the Rough Draft Export Series include Hop Turn IPA (7.5 percent ABV), Gold Creek Ale (4.5 percent ABV), Taku River Red Ale (5.7 percent ABV) and Sentinel Rye Pale Ale (5.7 percent ABV), among others.