Available now through the end of February 2018, Drake’s Brewing Co. is offering a different take on an IPA for your winter enjoyment with the release of its seasonal brew, Dark Wing.
Dark Wing IPA features a fuller body and darker color than traditional IPAs, and serves to marry a bit of caramel malt sweetness and dark malt toast with a unique hop bill featuring Denali, a newly developed variety known for its extreme aromatic oil content (other hops include Cascade and Warrior).
At 7.5% ABV, this beer features notes of pineapple, guava, and pink grapefruit, along with crushed pine needles and a dank herbaceousness. Food pairings include salt and pepper tofu with Szechuan peppercorns, five-spiced braised pork belly, and BBQ pork sandwiches.
Dark Wing is available in bottled 6-packs and on draft at both Drake’s locations and in select taprooms, restaurants, and retailers across California.
Drake’s Brewing Co., an independent craft brewery located in San Leandro, Calif., has been dedicated to bringing people together over great beer since 1989. Quietly situated in its gritty warehouse environs, Drake’s has become known over the years for consistently producing a wide variety of hop-forward craft beers. From the groundbreaking 1500 Pale Ale to innovative creations like the Denogginizer Double IPA, and a growing collection of artisan barrel-aged and sour beers, the brewery’s dedication to quality and integrity shines through in every beer. As one of the original craft breweries in the Bay Area, Drake’s is committed to supporting its community first and working tirelessly to bring its brand of quality beer to more people.