Another week, and it appears another sought-after release coming from Lakewood, NJ's Icarus Brewing Company. Or should we say TWO sought-after releases.
In their typical release slot on Wednesday, Icarus will be releasing Carrington Event for the first time in cans. Carrington Event is a 10.4% ABV Triple IPA with Lactose that debuted on draft in the taproom in January and saw limited draft distribution at the time. Label art for Carrington Event reads, "Extremely heavily Oated and Wheated North East Style Triple Imperial India Pale Ale hopped with Columbus, Denali, and Simcoe then copiously dry hopped with Lupulin Mosaic, Lupulin Citra, Vic Secret, Motueka, Lupulin Simcoe, and Columbus."
Jason Goldstein, Owner and Head Brewer at Icarus, told us "Carrington Event was our evolution on Touching the Sun aiming for the same over the top levels of juiciness and cream while bringing out even more Resin and a deep fruit juice from the Vic Secret. This batch is scaled up from our last pilot batch and really seems to have come up even thicker and richer than the first pilot."
Carrington Even will be released Wednesday alongside a fresh batch of Not a Schooner that will be available on draft only.
On Saturday, Icarus will be re-releasing On The Job (O.T.J.). On The Job is a 4.7% ABV American Pale Ale that debuted last April. Label art for On The Job reads, "Wheated American Pale Ale copiously dry hopped with Motueka, Palisade, and Lupulin Citra."
Regarding On The Job, Goldstein tells us "On the Job Pale Ale is a beer we brew as a fundraiser for friends across New Jersey who are riding their bikes down to Washington DC in remembrance of everyone lost in the line of duty. This year we decided to adjust the recipe more toward the styles we've been brewing, switching out the yeast to bring in our house yeast as well as a softer water profile and added increased amounts of Motueka to make it even more Lemon-Lime forward so it can be a nice light crusher yet refreshing."
On The Job's release will coincide with an event at the Icarus taproom "with a few special bands playing at night" according to Golstein.