Next week, Summit Brewing Company will be releasing its newest beer in the Unchained Series, Harvest Fresh IPA.
Harvest Fresh IPA utilizes pelletized chinook, Cascade, centennial hops from Roy Farms in Moxee, Wash., as well as whole cone green chinook hops, the first time Summit has used the varietal. Also included in the 7 percent ABV IPA is a new pale malt variety named full pint; it is joined by Munich, carmel Munich and best caramel light malts.
“The Unchained Series is a way for our brewers to showcase their artistry,” said Mark Stutrud, founder and president of Summit Brewing Company, in a press release. “There are no budgetary restraints, no outside influences from a sales team, and the brewers are free to collect ingredients from anywhere in the world. As long as it’s legal, they have complete autonomy.”
Harvest Fresh IPA is the 17th release in the St. Paul, Minn.-based brewery’s Unchained Series, which was started in 2009 as a way to demonstrate the unique skills and creativity of each of the brewers who work at Summit. This release was created by Tom Mondor, one of the nine current brewers at Summit. It’s the first time Mondor has crafted an Unchained Series release.
“The hops used in Harvest Fresh IPA provide the inspiration for the name,” said Mondor. “I wanted to use hops straight from the field to take full advantage of the flavor and aroma that fresh hops provide.”
Founded in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1986, Summit Brewing Company produces 14 varieties of premium craft beer, including seven year-round, five seasonal beers, and the limited release Unchained Series and Union Series. Summit’s beers are currently distributed in 18 states.
Harvest Fresh IPA will be available starting the week of Oct. 27 in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles with a suggested retail price of $8.99. There were approximately 108,000 bottles produced.