To celebrate the launch of Cigar City Brewing to the Michigan & Chicago markets John Stewart of Perrin Brewing invited Wayne Wambles of Cigar City up to brew a collaboration IPA.
Using Denali, Enigma, Galaxy and Citra Cryo-hops this North-South IPA beer takes all the aroma and hop flavor of an NE-IPA with less haze to create a more stable full hop flavored beer with delicious tropical and juicy hop aromatics.
From Cigar City Brewing media release:
Cigar City Brewing continues to expand the distribution footprint for its world-class beers with the addition of the Chicago metro area to the Tampa-based brewery’s distribution network. CCB has partnered with Windy City Distributing to distribute its portfolio of unique ales and lagers, including the award-winning Jai Alai IPA. Kegs and twelve-ounce cans of Jai Alai IPA, Invasion Tropical Pale Ale and their newest year-round offering Guayabera Citra Pale Ale will be available throughout Chicagoland beginning on February 19th.
Looking to build on the strong relationship between Windy City Distributing and their CANarchy portfolio-mates Oskar Blues Brewery and Perrin Brewing, Cigar City Brewing enters the Chicagoland market poised for strong and sustained growth following their launch. One of the fastest growing brands in the country, CCB boasts the best selling craft six-pack can through national IRI reporting in Jai Alai IPA with other year-round and seasonal offerings complementing. National and international awards and accolades have garnered attention for the brewery since their inception in 2009.
“Chicagoans know their beer and we’re confident that we can make a splash in the area with our unique, Florida-inspired offerings,” says CCB’s El Lector Neil Callaghan. “Windy City Distributing’s team knows the market better than anyone and their world-class operation will allow us to grow in an organic, viable way. Plus, we get to go out for deep-dish pizza with the Windy City team!”