Ecliptic Brewing continues with its Cosmic Collaboration Series and is set to release its first beer in this fun series next week. For the first beer in this series for 2021, Ecliptic partners with Wayfinder Beer on Cosmic Collaboration Cold IPA.
John Harris, Ecliptic’s Owner and Brewmaster teamed up with Wayfinder’s Brewmaster, Kevin Davey, to create Ecliptic’s take on this beer style. Dubbed a Cold IPA, this style is eerily similar to that of an India Pale Lager, but a bit more amped up. Cold IPA is brewed with Pilsner malt and lager yeast and features Pacific Sunrise and Talus hops that sits at an impressive 8% ABV.
“Cold IPA is our attempt at making a ‘Wester than West Coast’ IPA’, but it’s not a lager… it’s more of a crossover style,” said Davey, in a statement. Adjuncts are said to help lighten the body and increase drinkability. In Davey’s words, the result is a “very clean, dry and extremely hop forward” beer.
“I’m excited to work with Kevin and the Wayfinder team,” said Harris, in a statement. “They really embraced this style and have made a few Cold IPAs already, so we’re stoked to team up and see what we can brew at Ecliptic. It’s fun to try something different.”
Ecliptic + Wayfinder Cosmic Collaboration Cold IPA will be released on draft and in 16-ounce cans throughout Ecliptic Brewing’s distribution network on February 17. An official virtual release party will be held via Zoom on February 25 from 5:30-6:00pm, with John Harris, Kevin Davey and Charlie Devereux in attendance. Visit Ecliptic’s website or Facebook event page for up-to-date details on this release.