Pyramid Breweries announced yesterday that Outburst Imperial IPA will be released as their new spring seasonal. This is just one of the beers they have developed as part of their draft-only Ignition series. I thought it was a very solid beer when I tried it last year, and it is welcome news that they are committing to a widespread release of it as a spring seasonal. It sounded like customers at the Seattle Alehouse just couldn’t get enough of it. There will be a launch party for Outburst at the Pyramid Alehouse in Seattle on January 20.
SEATTLE, WA – December 28, 2010 – 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 , 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