Two new can offerings from Icarus Brewing Company in Lakewood, NJ this week - one an old favorite being canned for the first time, and the other a special remote release!
On Wednesday, for the first time ever in cans, Icarus is releasing We Want The Gold. We Want The Gold is an 8.1% ABV Imperial India Pale Ale that first debuted in May 2017 on tap at Icarus. In the past, Icarus has released We Want The Galactic Gold and We Want The Idaho Gold, but this will mark the first time the base beer is being canned.
When pressed for details, Icarus Owner and Head Brewer Jason Goldstein told us, "We're super excited for this batch as while we love the extra flavors the DDH Galaxy and DDH Idaho 7 bring to this IIPA, the standard version has an even more pronounced Melon and Sweet Fruit flavor as the El Dorado and Mosaic aren't covered up by other hops."
We Want The Gold will see normal distribution, and will be available in the tasting room alongside a special We Want The Gold Teku that is being released on Wednesday.
On Friday, Icarus will be participating in a Tap Takeover at The Milton Inn in Oak Ridge, NJ that will include Icarus' first ever Remote Release - Double Dry Hopped For The Story. DDH For The Story is an 8.2% ABV Imperial India Pale Ale. The original For The Story debuted in May 2018.
When discussing this release, Goldstein detailed, "For the Story was our first experiment with a new yeast which is now our standard house yeast as well as our first time really experimenting with Loral hops which gives an intense lemon-citrus and dark fruit aroma as well as the Citra, Mosaic and Columbus that create a citrus-tropical-dank base now double dry hopped with Australian Ella which is extremely tropical with a heavy hit of grapefruit."
DDH For The Story will only be available at The Milton Inn and at Icarus beginning on Friday at 6pm.