There are any number of fruits that can be added to a beer, and Tired Hands Brewing Co.’s newest beer uses one that is most widely seen in the Philippines.
The Ardmore, Pa.-based brewery has just released Calamansi Milkshake IPA, a 7.2 percent ABV IPA brewed with oats, lactose sugar and wheat flour, hopped “intensely” with mosaic and citra hops and then conditioned on Madagascar vanilla beans and a “copious amount” of calamansi purée. Calamansi, otherwise known as “golden lime,” is a lime-like fruit that is cultivated in Asia as well as Florida and other states in the U.S.
This is the fifth incarnation of Milkshake IPA to be released by Tired Hands, after Milkshake IPA (7.2 percent ABV) was released in March, Milkshake IPA (Blackberry/Blueberry) (7.4 percent ABV) was released in April, Peach Milkshake IPA (7.2 percent ABV) was released in June and Pineapple Milkshake IPA (7.2 percent ABV) was released in August. All five beers have been brewed in collaboration with or had input from Sweden-based brewery Omnipollo.
According to the brewery’s Instagram page, Calamansi Milkshake IPA was made available on tap at the Tired Hands Brew Café today.