New Release – Imperial Collection from Karl Strauss
Karl Strauss Imperial Collection: Worth Hoarding
San Diego, CA – April 2012–Karl Strauss is unveiling its new Imperial Collection of 22oz specialty bombers featuring amped up versions of popular favorites, Red Trolley Ale and Tower 10 IPA, and newcomer Wreck Alley Imperial Stout. “We basically doubled everything, increasing the malts, bitterness, alcohol and flavor,” says Paul Segura, Karl Strauss Brewmaster. “Our motto has always been to share good beer, but these are a few you will be tempted to keep for yourself.” Off the Rails Imperial Red, Tower 20 IIPA, and Wreck Alley Imperial Stout will be available year round and are worth the search to find.
Off The Rails
A spin on the company’s Gold Medal winning Red Trolley Ale, Off the Rails takes Red Trolley to the next level with a robust toffee malt character, balanced by an earthy Willamette hop flavor. This Imperial Irish Red Ale will age well, but we won’t tell if you drink it now. Stats: 8.5% ABV – 32 SRM – 40 IBU
Tower 20 Double IPA
We first brewed this beer last year at the Karl Strauss Wall St. Brewdown and the feedback was unanimous—Tower 20 IIPA had to be bottled. Our brewers packed a huge amount of Centennial, Cascade, and Crystal hops into each barrel of this deceptively smooth double IPA and then dry-hopped with Crystals for an intense, citrus aroma. Resist the urge to stockpile and drink this one fresh. Stats: 9.5% ABV – 9 SRM – 100 IBU
Wreck Alley Imperial Stout
Our brewer’s work is equally fueled by beer and coffee, so it made sense to combine the two into one tasty beverage. The result is Wreck Alley Imperial Stout. This opaque, black beer is brewed with a slightly fruity variety of Ethiopian coffee and then “dry-hopped” with cacao nibs for a rich chocolate flavor in the finished beer. Wreck Alley’s ready to drink now, but will only improve with time. Stats: 9.5% – 100 SRM – 50 IBU
Karl’s Imperial Collection will be available year-round across California in select retail stores beginning April 2012. For more information, visit http://www.karlstrauss.com. Hoard it, cheers.
About Karl Strauss Brewing Company
Since 1989, Karl Strauss Brewing Company has pioneered the local beer scene in San Diego. 23 years later, the company continues to brew an innovative line-up of award-winning beers ranging from longtime favorites like Red Trolley Ale to new releases like Wreck Alley Imperial Stout. In 2011, the company brewed 40,000 barrels and ranked #44 on the list of the country’s top craft breweries. To keep up with double-digit sales growth, the company is adding capacity to its brewery, expanding distribution throughout California, opening a new brewery restaurant, and breaking ground on an extensive brewery renovation. For more information visit http://www.karlstrauss.com or call the brewery at (858) 273-2739. Follow us on twitter and become a fan on facebook. Share it. Cheers.