With springtime upon us and all the flowers blooming, what better way to celebrate than pay homage to the honey bees that make it happen. We’re excited to release a couple of beers brewed with locally sourced honey from Mikolich Honey: a brand new murky IPA with honey, and the return of a classic—our saison with hibiscus and honey. Additionally, we teamed up with Eppig to bring you a special barrel-lagered maibock!
The cans will be released on Thursday, April 21st at all five taproom locations as well as for California shipping. Check out all the details below.
Murky IPA with Honey
Buzzing into cans is our very first murky IPA with honey, Apian. We wanted to challenge ourselves to get honey character in a fruit-forward IPA, and it turned out just as we’d hoped. Mosaic, Citra, and Cashmere hops create a bouquet of tropical fragrances including pineapple, orange, guava and passion fruit, which are complemented by the addition of locally harvested wildflower honey from Mikolich Honey and a touch of honey malt. Flavors of raw honey drizzled atop a fresh fruit bowl ensue. Cheers to the worker bees—of both the apian and brewing varieties—for this seasonally unique creation.
Price: $22 / 4-pack
Available April 21st at 9am.
Saison with Hibiscus & Honey
La Vie en Rosé returns to our lineup: a traditional farmhouse-style saison that was one of Pure’s original beers. This newest batch is uniquely can-conditioned with locally sourced, raw orange blossom honey from Mikolich Honey. Add in organic hibiscus from Burkina Faso and wild crafted grains of paradise from Morocco and you’ve got some magenta-colored magic in your glass. Saison yeast-induced essences of pear and clove mingle on the palate with notes of dried cherries, freshly cut flowers, and peppercorn. Welcome back to the life in pink.
Price: $17 / 4-pack
*Collaboration with Eppig Brewing
We teamed up with Eppig Brewing to bring you something we’ve never done before—a barrel-lagered maibock. Built on a grain bill of Weyermann Barke Pilsner, Vienna and Munich malts, Soul of the Oak fermented in a stainless steel tank before being transferred to American oak barrels for a month to lager in our cold box. Wood tannins extracted into the beer contribute to its tarnished gold color and rocky white head. Scents of French madeleine cookies, lemon bars and floral notes give way to a rich malt flavor reminiscent of Hawaiian sweet bread. Complementary tastes of toast, oak, and orange zest make up its smooth, round body with a slightly hoppy finish; this one truly evokes the soul of the oak.
Price: $18 / 4-pack
The cans will be released at all five taproom locations on Thursday, April 21st. They will be released online at 9am, and they will be available for pickup at all five taproom locations when our taprooms open at 12pm (Miramar, Balboa Park, North Park, and Carlsbad) and 3pm (Vista). In other words, you can purchase online OR in person, but please note the cans will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis starting with the online orders at 9am.
If you would like to order and pay online for pickup, please place your order at the location where you plan to pickup.
A limited amount of cans will be released online for California shipping at 9am on Thursday, April 21st. They will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis.