A new release from Southern Star Brewing Co. will have fans by the throat.
Half Nelson IPA is a 7 percent ABV IPA brewed with 50 percent Mosaic and 50 percent nelson sauvin hops. Although the IPA was first released by the Conroe, Texas-based brewery as a draft-only option in 2015, this is the first time it has been packaged.
The IPA is the latest addition to Southern Star’s Art Can Series, which allows a different local artist to produce artwork for each individual limited release. The series started in October 2015 with Honesty of Reason IPA (7 percent ABV) and artist Keith Amado supplied the art for Half Nelson IPA.
In an email, Dave Fougeron, president of Southern Star told Tenemu that Half Nelson IPA is scheduled to be released during an event at the brewery on Jan. 13, with 12-ounce cans hitting distribution across the state of Texas starting on Jan. 16. In addition, the IPA will be rereleased in 2017, 2018 and 2019 with three additional can labels, all of which will be also be produced by Amado.