Freedom of 78: Pure Guava IPA

Our first ever collaboration effort with another brewery is here and available in bottles!

Brewed together w/ a brewery based in Chicago IL, called 1/2 Acre Brewing Company, this beer was just as much fun to make as it is to drink.  The collaboration concept was first conceived when Joe visited the 1/2 Acre Brewery back in May, and quickly realized that the two company’s had a lot in common. The first version was brewed this past June, in Chicago at 1/2 Acre’s brewing facility, and packaged in 22oz bottles.  This past October, the 1/2 Acre crew came up to N. Michigan, and brewed a batch at our facility in Elk Rapids.  We decided at that time to package it in 12oz 6-packs.

A nice medium bodied IPA with a wonderful bright clarity and pleasing bronze hue.  The aroma is a unique fusion of citrus fruit combined w/ subtle pine qualities.  The distinct characteristics of the guava nectar are impossible to miss as the sharp sweetness and slightly tart flavors snap across the palate.  Comparable attributes of tangerine, nectarine, and even some faint honey flavors are detectable. The finish quickly turns to a bitterness expected of an IPA, that resonates and turns dry during prolonged tastings.

Freedom of the body, freedom of the mind, this bitter nectar does it all  ABV 6.9%