Daydream no longer, Ithaca Beer Co. has a new release coming.
The Ithaca, N.Y.-based brewery has announced that it will be releasing Daydreamer, a 7 percent ABV kölsch, as its first planned seasonal in 2015. In addition to using Lublin hops, the new beer is brewed with traditional German Kölsch yeast and a blend of pilsner, two-row and German malts.
“We wanted to make a Kolsch that stood out from the rest, but can still be identified by its traditional German heritage,” said Andrew Hausman, head of brewing operations at Ithaca, in a press release. “There are several secrets, with the yeast being the most special. The challenge for us was working with a rare yeast from Köln that requires a high degree of skill and craftsmanship. We’ve been astounded by the results since day one. The unique fruity complexity is unlike anything we’ve ever created.”
According the brewery, Daydreamer will be available both on draft and in six-pack 12-ounce bottles ($9.99) across its eight state distribution network starting on Jan. 14, 2015.