Some big changes are coming to Alpine Beer Co. this year, including a new packaging option.
According to a press release, the San Diego, Calif.-based brewery will be adding cans for two if its beers, both of which will be shipped to select markets.
The first canned offering is Willy Wheat Ale, a 5 percent ABV American wheat ale brewed with Amarillo hops that debuted in 2003. In addition, the brewery will also be releasing cans of Truck Trail, a 5.5 percent ABV American pale ale brewed with Cascade and Centennial hops that is named for the Anderson Truck Trail in Alpine, Calif.
Both beers will be packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce cans and are scheduled to ship to retailers in “early summer.”
Alpine will be releasing a total of three new year-round beers: Windows Up, a 7 percent ABV IPA brewed with Citra and Mosaic hops; Willy Vanilly American Wheat Ale with Vanilla and Mandarin Nectar Orange Blossom Honey Ale with Orange Zest and Coriander. Windows Up began shipping to retailers across Alpine’s distribution network last month.
“In addition to offering Alpine beer in cans for the first time, I am especially excited for our newest IPA addition, Windows Up, to hit the market,” says Shawn McIlhenney, head brewer at Alpine, in a press release. “It’s got big hop aromatics and a really bold flavor profile with very little bitterness; this beer is a home run.”
Finally, Alpine will be releasing four new beers exclusively at its tasting room throughout the year: Exponential Hoppiness Double IPA in March, Bad Boy Double IPA in the spring, Bourbon Barrel-Aged Token Imperial Porter in the fall and a wine barrel-aged fruited sour “towards the end of the year.”