With the debut of Kick Back IPA, Drake’s Brewing Co. now offers an outstanding new limited summer IPA that helps support East Bay Regional Parks. This is the flagship beer in Drake’s Kick Back Program, the brewery’s initiative to raise money for local non-profit organizations.
Now through the end of September, proceeds from the sale of every six-pack and pint of Kick Back IPA will be donated to trail clean up and restoration at East Bay Regional Parks, a system of 65 parks and more than 1,250 miles of trails, including 40 miles of shoreline, in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
Kick Back IPA is an easy-drinking (4.3% ABV) Session IPA. Punchier than a lager, crisper than a pale ale, and a lot hoppier than a blond, Kick Back IPA is inspired by some of Drake’s favorite hops. The lush, tropical fruit aromatics of the Mosaic hop are complemented by Simcoe and El Dorado hops to bring out fruity notes of tangerine, peach, and guava. That light, slightly exotic flavor profile pairs well at the start of a meal with unsmoked Gouda or Manchego cheese. Other food pairings are a pork belly sandwich with sweet and spicy mustard or seared Ahi tuna with mixed greens and soy and wasabi vinaigrette. Or keep it simple with grilled pineapple slices topped with cinnamon sugar glaze to accentuate Kick Back IPA’s tropical flavor.
Sold in six packs and on tap, Kick Back IPA is available through September at Drake’s Brewing Co and Barrel House in San Leandro, Drake’s Dealership in Oakland, and at retailers throughout California. Fans can also find it at summer events around Northern California including East Bay Regional Park District’s Concerts at the Cove June 10, July 8 and Aug. 12 (the second Friday of each month) at the Crab Cove Visitor Center in Alameda.
In the continuous spirit of summer (and eco-friendliness), Drake’s is also debuting its new six-pack carrier design with line markings to cut out and fold each cardboard container, allowing the customer to convert the bottom of the carrier into a mini cornhole board (using bottlecaps instead of beanbags).
Drake’s Brewing Co. is an independent craft brewery located in San Leandro, Calif., that 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 most recently, a growing collection of artisan barrel-aged and sour beers, the brewery’s commitment to quality and integrity shines through in every beer. As one of the original craft breweries in the Bay Area, Drake’s is dedicated to supporting its community first and working tirelessly to bring its brand of quality beer to more people.