Sierra Nevada Releases Summer Break Session Hazy IPA

Sierra Nevada Summer Break Session Hazy IPA offers up juicy flavors in a sessionable beer for the summer.
Sierra Nevada Summer Break Session Hazy IPA offers up juicy flavors in a sessionable beer for the summer.

One summer tradition has come to an end from Sierra Nevada Brewing as its once popular summer seasonal, Summerfest Czech-Style Pilsner, has come to an end. With new beers trending, the long summer stalwart is being replaced by Summer Break Session Hazy IPA in hopes of bringing a bit more excitement to the brewery’s summer beer release.

Summer Break Hazy IPA is a new low alcohol beer at 4.6% ABV that’s designed for the long days of summer. This session IPA is light with full, bold hoppy flavors in the trendy hazy IPA category.

“Combining these two styles–a light and easy session IPA and a juicy full-flavored hazy IPA—is no easy feat,” said Joe Whitney, Chief Commercial Officer at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co, in a statement. “But we were determined to brew a beer that could be enjoyed on our own adventures. So, we were really motivated to innovate in this way and develop an insanely flavorful yet crushable beer.”

Pouring a pleasant hazy golden color, Summer Break Hazy IPA is not as turbid as other hazy IPAs as it appears closer to Sierra Nevada’s top selling Hazy Little Thing IPA. The Chinook, Simcoe, Comet, Mosaic, Amarillo, and Strisselspalt Hops are well balanced by the malt bill of Two-row Pale, Oats, and Wheat. Overall, Summer Break Hazy IPA is an easy drinking, juicy IPA, one that’s going to be great for your summer beer cooler.

image of Summer Break Session Hazy IPA courtesy of Sierra Nevada Brewing
image of Summer Break Session Hazy IPA courtesy of Sierra Nevada Brewing

“Summer Break is an ideal combo of very impactful hop character in both flavor and aroma,” explained Scott Jennings, Innovation Brewmaster at Sierra Nevada, in a statement. “It really pops. We’ve worked to make sure it’s not too thin, but has the right mouthfeel that really satisfies.”

Summer Break Hazy IPA is now available in draft, and 12oz cans in six-packs, 12-packs, and 24-packs, through the month of July.

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