Brewed with Citra, Equinox, Comet, Denali, and whole-cone Citra hops, Steve Burchill, Head Brewer of The Hop Concept, and Shawn Mcllhenney of Alpine Brewing were looking to create a new West-Coast IPA.
Named using the acronym’s of both breweries, this newest India Pale Ale begins with strong aromas of grapefruit and dank pine, lead to a burst of citrus with a clean juicy finish thanks in part to a few new procedures used on this beer.
“We wanted to make this beer a true collaboration, not just on the recipe,” said Steve Burchill, Head Brewer of The Hop Concept. “So we decided to actually use some of Shawn’s equipment and techniques from Alpine on our system, and we’re very happy with the outcome.”
The new THC+ABC=IPA will be unveiled in both draft and 16oz 4-packs of cans at The Lost Abbey, Port Brewing, and Hop Concept 12thAnniversary Party, this Saturday, May 26thin San Marcos. With the limited nature of the THC+ABC=IPA, cans will only be available through The Lost Abbey Tasting rooms and will not reach full distribution.
Founded in 2006, The Lost Abbey produces an extensive line-up of continental and American- inspired ales and lagers. Under the direction of visionary brewmaster and co-founder Tomme Arthur, the brewery has garnered dozens of awards including the 2007 Great American Beer Festival Small Brewery of the Year, The 2008 World Beer Cup Champion Small Brewery and the 2013 Champion Brewery at the San Diego International Beer Festival. The company’s beers, many of which are aged in oak barrels for 12 months or longer, are universally recognized for their complexity, unique flavors, and bold boundary-pushing styles.