Posted May 29, 2018
Category: Beer News, Beers
We’re excited to announce that Linkin’ Up Hop Dust IPA, a collaboration with our friends from Zipline Brewing Company in Lincoln, Nebraska, debuts in six-packs of 12oz bottles and on draft in the Greater Kansas City Area on Monday, June 4th! A project born of mutual respect and admiration for each other’s breweries, beers and people, this unique collaboration will see a complementary beer brewed and packaged by Zipline in the form of Gettin' Down, a double IPA also brewed with lupulin powder, AKA hop dust.
In creating Linkin’ Up Hop Dust IPA, our brewers and the crew from Zipline chose a fairly simple malt bill composed of our two-row base pale malt with just a touch of toasty Vienna malt to provide color and subtle sweetness while allowing super bright notes of pineapple, mango and bubble gum contributed by liberal hopping with Bravo, Galaxy, Simcoe, Mosaic and lupulin powder (AKA hop dust).
Pouring a slightly hazy, honey golden color, Linkin’ Up IPA bursts with aromas suggestive of tropical fruit, citrus peel and freshly cut peaches. A sip reveals that the flavors follow suit with notes of stone fruit, bubble gum and mango leading to a slightly grassy, lingering bitterness that’s tempered by sweet, toasty malt. A crisp, dry finish serves to punctuate the beer leaving behind subtle traces of blueberry, tangerine and rose blossoms.
Bravo – Kettle (first wort hopping)
Galaxy – Kettle & Dry-hopping
Simcoe – Kettle & Dry-hopping
Mosaic – Kettle & Dry-hopping
Aroma – Tropical fruit, lemon, ripe peaches, sweet malt
Malt – Crackery, subtle sweetness
Hops – Moderate bitterness from Bravo, tropical/fruit aromatics & flavor from Galaxy, Simcoe, Mosaic and lupulin powder
Balance – Hops
Body – Light to medium
Alcohol by Volume – 6.2%
IBUs – 47
Color – 12 EBC
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Available on draft and in six-packs of 12oz bottles, Linkin’ Up Hop Dust IPA drops in the Greater Kansas City Area on Monday, June 4th and will soon be available in select markets in the following states: Arkansas, Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee and Washington.
Please note that we are unable to confirm release dates outside the Greater Kansas City Area and will not have access to a list of locations that will receive Linkin’ Up Hop Dust IPA. Your best bet is to give your favorite local beer spots a call to see if they know if/when they’ll receive Linkin’ Up.
For distribution information about Gettin’ Down Double IPA, we recommend you reach out to Zipline Brewing Co.
About Zipline Brewing Company
Zipline Brewing Company crafts artisan ales and lagers with high quality precision in Lincoln, Nebraska. Zipline was born from the founders’ innate sense of adventure and their desire to connect with the thrill-seeking spirit in all craft beer fans. Our approach is clean, simple and direct to help you focus your energy on enjoying Brave New Beers. For more information, visit ziplinebrewing.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
- Jeremy Danner, Ambassador Brewer