Friday, January 20, 2012

Wachusett to Launch Imperial Black IPA

I got a press release the other day from Kim at Wachusett Brewing Company, announcing a new Imperial Black India Pale Ale set to launch this month. From what the release describes, it looks like this will be another great beer to the stable of Wachuestt's already impressive line up. Here is the official release:

Wachusett Brewing Company Introduces Imperial Black IPA

Westminster, MA -- Wachusett Brewing Company will be releasing the newest edition to their current ensemble of IPA’s in January 2012. While creating this Imperial Black India Pale Ale our master brewer Howie and his crew incorporated a variety of unique IPA style ingredients. Calypso and Zythos hops compliment the smooth malty flavors of Crystal & Munich. Dry-hopped with Falconers Flight and Centennial, the undertones of roasted and wheat add up to masterpiece of brew.

The 7.3%, 70 IBU jet black, unfiltered ale will be available in 22 oz. bottles and draft until August 2012. The edition of 12 oz. bottles will be in the Box of Brews variety pack scheduled to hit the shelves in April.

The First Taste Imperial Black IPA release party will be hosted at the brewery on January 26th, 2012. A limited amount of tickets are available for the event, and can be purchased in advance by contacting or calling 978-874-9965 ex. 28.

The Imperial Black IPA will be available for sampling at the brewery and for purchase through the Wachusett Brewery Store starting January 27th. The store is located on 175 State Road East in Westminster, MA. For more information on hours of operation and tours, contact 978-985-9925 or visit the website at

Wachusett will also be holding a "First Taste" event at their brewery next Thursday, January 26th from 7-9pm. Including in the price of the ticket (price hasn't been confirmed, but was previously $20) and include:

- A limited edition Imperial Black IPA Glass
- Tour of the Facility
- Hors d'oeuvres provided by McNally's Grill & Pub
- Live accoustic set by John Dupont

Of course, there will be plenty of Imperial Black IPA on tap for you, and it is sure to be a fun event!

We missed out on the launch of their Wet Hop beer event in the fall, but made the launch of their Imperial Pumpkin beer in August and had a great time!

For more information on the event and beer, please contact Kim at the brewery.

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