According to labels filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is working on releasing Hop-Tastic, a 10.8 percent ABV bourbon barrel-aged IPA conditioned on pineapple. The new beer will be packaged in 750ml bottles with only 1,500 bottles released.
Hop-Tastic will be an exclusive release for the Chico, Calif.-based brewery’s 2020 Alpha Hop Society, a membership club that debuted in 2016 which gives members access to exclusive beers, the first shot at new beer releases and access to Sierra Nevada brewery events.
Past Alpha Hop Society releases have included Barrel and Grape, an 9 percent ABV ale aged in barrels with red grape juice; Barrel-Aged White Ale with Cherries, a 9.5 percent ABV witbier style ale aged in bourbon barrels with cherry puree added and Barrel-Aged Orange Currant Imperial Stout, an 11.7 percent imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with red currants and orange peel.
An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned .