Next year, fans of Bell’s Brewery, Inc.’s most popular IPAs will have a lower calorie version to enjoy in at least a couple of different packages.
That is because the Comstock, Mich.-based brewery has announced it will be releasing Light Two Hearted, a 3.7 percent ABV IPA that is “a lo-cal IPA with many of the characteristics of its namesake, but without all the calories.” As the name suggests, the new beer is based on Bell’s Two Hearted Ale, a 7 percent ABV IPA brewed exclusively with Centennial hops from the Pacific Northwest.
According to a label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Light Hearted Ale will be packaged in both 12- and 19.2-ounce cans and will have 110 calories and 8.7 carbs compared to Two Hearted Ale’s 212 calories and 17 carbs.
On a Facebook page post, Bell’s confirmed that Light Hearted Ale is scheduled to be released in “early 2020.”
Update (Jan. 6, 2019) This post was updated to include new packaging information. It was originally published on Aug. 16, 2019.