Beers that were once born on the Imagination Station brew system at Bale Breaker Brewing Co. will now become part of its new Clarity Rarity Hazy IPA Series. The new Clarity Rarity Hazy IPA Release No. 1 release in this new lineup of staff-favorite small batch hazy IPAs will make its debut on Saturday, April 4th at the brewery located just outside of Yakima, Washington. From Noon – 6:00pm, Bale Breaker will provide no contact drive thru pickup for this new beer release.
When Clarity Rarity Hazy IPA Release No. 1 debuted at Bale Breaker, this taproom exclusive was known as Irieshun. Now scaled up and with a new name, this beer that offers a flavor profile of pine resin, mandarin orange, pineapple, mango, and chives, similar to the aroma of a hop bailing room. And now this hazy IPA will make its debut in 16oz cans.
“This release truly is dedicated to our fans – specifically to the locals who come out and support every single taproom release party we throw to test out our latest Imagination Station brews,” said Kevin Smith, Bale Breaker Brewing’s co-owner and brewmaster, in a press release. “It’s every brewmaster’s dream to have his/her recipe be well-received, so making what was formerly known as ‘Irieshun’ into a Bale Breaker staple is really just a celebration of our community’s support for creativity and uniqueness.”
Clarity Rarity Hazy IPA Release No. 1 uses a malt bill of Pilsner, White Wheat, and Flaked Oats with Simcoe, Mosaic, Citra, HBC 692, Ekuanot, and Sabro hops. The result is a hazy IPA at 7% ABV and 45 IBUS.
Clarity Rarity Hazy IPA Release No. 1 will be distributed in select independent grocers and bottle shops in Washington, Oregon, and Northern Idaho. Locate a store near you by using the brewery’s Online Beer Finder.
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 25 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in the archives of Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter and Instagram at @hopapalooza.