Founders Brewing Co.’s newest seasonal release gets its name from a higher authority.
As its name implies, Azacca is a 7 percent ABV IPA brewed exclusively with caramel malt and azacca hops sourced from Roy Farms in Moxee, Wash. The new beer from the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based brewery is named after the Haitian god of agriculture.
“The Azacca hop has an intense tropical aroma with hints of citrus and mango,” reads the beer label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB.)”A touch of caramel malt gives a sweet backbone to support the righteous fruit character of this beer. Pouring a burnt orange color and registering at 7.0% ABV, your taste buds will worship this heavenly, hopped delight.”
Founders released a beer with the same name back in March as a draft-only option at the brewery.
According to a press release, Azacca will be packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles ($9.99) and will be available across the Founders distribution footprint from January through March 2016.
Update (Dec. 1, 2015) — This post was updated to include details on price and release date. It was originally published on Oct. 4, 2015.