Washington – June 2019 – Just in time for the 2019 season, DC Brau is working on two summertime sips to please a variety of palates. The popular Space Reaper returns this year as a lower gravity 6% ABV India Pale Ale redubbed SPAWN OF SPACE REAPER, and the brewery will be commemorating DC’s signature cocktail during Rickey Month this July with its own take on a CHERRY LIME RICKEY GOSE.
“July is Rickey Month here in the District, so what better time to celebrate DC’s signature summertime sip than with our own version of the gin rickey in gose form? It’s juicy, fruity & refreshing; perfect for the hot summer months,” says Brandon Skall, CEO & co-founder of DC Brau. “And it just wouldn’t be summer without cracking a can of the Reaper!”
This year’s iteration of the brewery’s popular summer seasonal has a lower gravity than past brewings, reducing Space Reaper to a more traditional India Pale Ale variation with a more drinkable 6% ABV. Otherwise, the recipe remains unchanged incorporating Mosaic hops with a blend of Canadian 2-row, CaraPils, C-60 and Wheat malt.
“Even at a lower ABV, Spawn of Space Reaper still hits all the notes that one would expect from the DIPA version with a complex aromatic array of mango, citrus, berry and tropical fruit and an agreeable herbal note to round it out,” says DC Brau’s Brewmaster and co-founder Jeff Hancock.
Cherry Lime Rickey Gose has a great mix of heavy cherry flavors, supported by a nice, sharp acidity compliments of the key lime, and the classic sour and subtle salty flavors of a traditional German-Style Gose. Aromas of tart cherry coupled with a playful lime zest character lead to a fruit-forward beer with balanced acidity. “It’s a great beer for the warm days of summer,” says Hancock.
Spawn of Space Reaper will be available in 16oz 4-packs and on draft throughout the DMV and in Pennsylvania starting the week of June 21st. The Cherry Lime Rickey Gose will stay much closer to home with distribution throughout the District in 12oz cans and on draft beginning the week of July 15th.
DC Brau has been producing award-winning craft beer at its brewery in Northeast DC since 2011. For more information, visit www.dcbrau.com, and follow on social media @dcbrau.
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