A new year-round IPA from Deschutes Brewery is being released to honor former co-owner and cycling enthusiast Colby Nightingale, who passed away last year from pancreatic cancer.
That beer is HandUp IPA, a 6.5 percent ABV IPA that features a “big citrus and tropical hop character.” The name of the IPA comes from the slang term referring to heckling from spectators in the sport of cyclocross, which consists of short courses requiring each rider to carry their bikes over specific sections of pavement, wooded trails, grass, steep hills and obstacles before remounting on the other side.
“One dollar per barrel from all nationwide HandUp IPA sales will be donated to non-profit organizations that support pancreatic cancer research,” said Michael LaLonde, president and ceo of Deschutes, in a press release. “Colby’s passion for the cyclocross community was undeniable and honoring his legacy by giving back to cancer research is something the entire Deschutes family is very passionate about.”
To celebrate the release of the new IPA, Deschutes will be hosting the a two-day Cross Crusade race at its Bend, Ore. facility grounds as well as a two-night Halloween party the last weekend in October.
According to the press release, HandUp IPA is packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles that are shipping to retailers across Deschutes’ entire distribution network now.