Deschutes, a family and employee-owned brewery since 1988, is launching a new Imperial IPA in the Fresh Family line up. Joining Fresh Squeezed IPA, Fresh Haze IPA and Lil’ Squeezy Juicy Ale, this offering takes a fresh approach to an Imperial IPA with Royal Fresh.
“Royal Fresh has all the big, juicy hop character of a traditional Imperial, but we were less concerned about hitting a 90-100 IBU mark, making it a very drinkable Imperial,” said Director of New Product Development for the brewery, Veronica Vega. “Using 5 pounds of hops per barrel, Royal Fresh includes 7 different hop varietals (Mosaic, Centennial, Cascade, Amarillo, Citra, Cashmere and El Dorado) with hop additions at 6 different stages of the brewing process.”
Based on its popularity at Deschutes’ public houses, Royal Fresh IIPA is now a year-round offering available now. At 9% ABV and 70 IBUs, this new brand for Deschutes will be available in package and on draft.