(Krebs, OK) – Choc Beer Company released Spring India Pale Ale (IPA), February 14th. Spring IPA is the latest seasonal offering from Choc’s popular line of limited edition brews. It follows the brewery’s successful Winter Baltic Porter. Spring IPA is available in six packs and on draft. The brew will be available across Choc’s distribution network in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Alabama, Florida, and the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.
Spring IPA marks the first time the brewery has released an American IPA. Zach Prichard of Choc explained, “We have talked about brewing this style for years but for one reason or another the project never materialized. The Seasonal Series provided a great opportunity to finally put this beer into production.”
Brewmaster Michael Lalli worked to put his own touch on this distinctively American style, “I wanted to create a beer that really showed off the American hops. We used just enough specialty malts to create a strong platform for the hops but not too much to overshadow them.”
IPA is a style that was born in 18th century England. Brewers added copious amounts of hops to help prevent spoilage on the long trade routes to India. Hops act as natural preservative in beer. The style is now widely brewed in America. American versions tend to employ American hop varieties and typically have a stronger hop presence than their English counterparts.
Choc began production of four, annual seasonal brews last May. In addition to Spring IPA Choc brews Summer Belgian Blonde, Choctoberfest, and Winter Baltic Porter. Choc is a family owned brewery located in Krebs, Oklahoma that has produced fine brews for four generations. Choc currently produces nine years round. Choc beers are distributed throughout Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas, Alabama, Florida, and Minnesota.