Gigantic Brewing is excited to release its latest collaboration beer and this one is with E9 Brewing out of Tacoma, WA. Stretchin’ Out IPA tunes in with true West Coast style showcasing Sultana, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops, and featuring the Oregon grown Strata hop.
Stretchin’ Out IPA is described as pouring a hazy gold in color and with seducing notes of pineapple, passionfruit, grapefruit and pine. This PNW IPA combines five different hops with NW pale malt, crystal 15, wheat, flaked barley and demerara sugar to achieve a beautifully balanced beer at 7.6% ABV.
“We’ve been friends with Shane and Don from E9 for many years, shared many beers, laughs and the love of vinyl records and good tunes,” said Ben Love, Co-Founder of Gigantic Brewing, in a statement. “This beer is an extension of that love of music (specifically funk) and IPA. Inspired to name this beer by Bootsy Collins Rubber Band, we conceptualized a beer from another point of view.”
The label artwork for Stretchin’ Out IPA was created by Paul Friedrich. He is an American Comics Artist from Raleigh, NC and is the creator of the popular characters Onion Head Monsters and Hubie the Dead Cow.
Stretchin’ Out IPA will be released on March 23rd as part of First Taste Tuesday at both Gigantic Brewing locations in Portland on draft and in 16.9oz refillable bottles. The beer will also be released in the Portland metro area, and at better beer bars and bottle shops throughout Oregon, Washington and California.
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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.