Pyramid Breweries welcomes Outburst Imperial IPA as its new spring seasonal. After debuting in early 2010 as the second offering in Pyramid’s limited- availability, draft-only Ignition Series, this dry-hopped IPA is poised to introduce itself to a wider geography of better-beer drinkers. A crafty combination of four different hops along with a dose of dry-hopping powers Outburst to 80 IBU strong. Its bold profile offers an aroma reminiscent of the Northwest hop fields at harvest time, along with spicy overtones of fresh citrus. Seeking a harmonious balance to the hop overload, four different specialty malts are blended to create a distinctive deep amber hue, and sweet caramel and roasty flavors. “Brewed with an astonishing four pounds of hops per barrel, Outburst is a fantastic beer,” said Simon Pesch, Head Brewer at Pyramid Brewery in Berkeley. ”This recipe has been fine tuned for years, and after several refinements and a great launch as part of our Ignition Series, many more hopheads can enjoy the bold taste and complex balance of Outburst this spring.” Outburst will be available from February – March, leading the charge for Pyramid’s 2011 seasonal line-up, including: Curve Ball ® Blonde Ale, summer; Juggernaut ® Red Ale, fall; and, Snow Cap ® Winter Warmer, winter. Outburst is available on draft, in 12oz and 22oz bottles, 6- packs, 12-packs, and as the seasonal guest in the Winter Variety 12-pack – alongside of Haywire ® Hefeweizen 1 , Apricot™ Ale, and ThunderHead ® IPA.
OUTBURST IMPERIAL IPA Availability: February – March
Style: Imperial IPA Malts: 2-Row, Munich, Caramel, and Carared Hops: Nugget, Chinook, Centennial, and Simcoe ABV: 8.5% IBU: 80
Be one of the first to sample 2011’s Outburst IIPA at Portland’s MacTarnahan’s Taproom on Wednesday January 19 from 6-9PM.
Free samples and $3 pints will be made available, along with live entertainment, raffles (including Blazers tickets) and special appetizers made with Outburst.
MacTarnahan’s Taproom is located at 2730 NW 31st Avenue in Portland, Oregon. For more information, call (503) 228-5269.