Hangar 24 Craft Brewery in Redlands, CA will be releasing a special beer, aptly named Baseball Beer, for the 2013 season of America’s Pastime. Poured exclusively at games, where it will launch April 4, and the following day at the Hangar 24 Tasting Room.
In addition, March 30 sees the availability of the Barrel Roll No. 4 – Hammerhead for 2013 and then, one week later, on April 6, the Local Fields Series Palmero will be available.
All three beers are available for a limited time. Baseball Beer will be available throughout baseball season, while Hammerhead and Palmero will be available in 2013 until the supply is out.
Baseball Beer is the first new beer from Hangar 24 since the 2012 Seasonal Series wrapped up with the October 20 launch of Hullabaloo Winter Beer. Hangar 24 owner Ben Cook attends numerous games each season and his love of the sport led him to create a specific beer to enjoy at the game.
4.8% ABV, 21 IBU, bright, golden color
A unique blend of a classic Pilsner with an American Wheat Beer. Spicy hop aroma and a clean subtle bitterness are balanced by the bready malt character of wheat. This balance makes the beer especially refreshing and drinkable.
Hammerhead – Barrel Roll No. 4 - (Available March 30 on draught and in 750 ml bottles at select locations in California and the Tasting Room)
13.8% ABV, 83 IBU
Hammerhead is a big, complex, American-style Barleywine featuring two English caramel malts and four American hops. Hammerhead’s character is enhanced by dry hopping and then aging the deep amber liquid for six months in charred oak rye whiskey and bourbon barrels. Spicy aromas spill from the glass: rich caramel, citrusy hops, bourbon and oak. Layered flavors of toffee, vanilla, brown sugar, spice and rye whiskey lead to a warm and slightly bitter finish. This is a strong ale, meant to be sipped, savored and enjoyed.
Palmero – Local Fields Series- (available April 6 on draught and 22 oz. Bombers at select locations in California and the Tasting Room)