According to a filing with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Cherry Hill, NJ's Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing received approval on November 27th for can art for Fake Radio War, a West Coast India Pale Ale.
Noted as "Brewed on the East Coast", Fake Radio War registers at 7.4% ABV, and has yet to debut for Forgotten Boardwalk though the brewery informed us that Fake Radio War will be released in "mid January 2019".
In typical Forgotten Boardwalk fashion, the story behind the beer (and its name) is detailed in the can art. The can reads:
Terrified Nation! Radio to Blame!
In 1938, radio star Orson Welles annihilated the world with a tall tale of Martians invading the earth. Newspapers fanned the flames by writing of the Fake Radio War that terrorized a nation. What few realize is that the real battle wasn't a war between worlds, but a fight for the eyes and ears of a country.
When we reached out to Forgotten Boardwalk with details, they told us they "really started to miss the old school west coast hop profiles, especially being on the east coast and the juicy IPAs have taken over. The brew crew and I were talking about how there aren’t very many West coasts found here and even when we do find them in a store or on draft, they are old. We thought many of an east coast company tried doing one that maybe it would get a little local love, so here we are."
The conversation continued, "We went super classic with the recipe. It’s clear and dry. The color aims to be a bit more skewed to light amber (think Ballast Point Sculpin color). We used old school hops: Amarillo, Summit and Cascade."