On February 7th much of the Northeastern part of the US were bracing themselves for a blizzard. Nemo, as the storm was called, forced the postponement of the Extreme Beer Fest and put a damper on many of beer geek spirits. But down here in sunny South Florida we were brewing up something special. Our good friend Tim Ogden of Cigar City Brewing and the head brewer of the Cigar City Brewpub traveled from Tampa to Boynton Beach. Mike and Tim made a new beer unlike one that either brewery had made.
The base is a rye IPA with a generous amount of late addition hops for flavor and aroma. We then added fresh, local wild flower honey followed by local Temple oranges. The result is the beer we are calling Desert Inn Rye IPA, named after the historic stop on Route 60 in Yeehaw Junction. The iconic hotel and bar is located about half way between Due South and Cigar City.
It’s with this that we are proud to announce the dual release of Desert Inn Rye IPA on Saturday March 2nd. We say dual because we will be releasing the Desert Inn in BOTH Tampa and South Florida at 4 pm. In Tampa it will be unveiled at the Florida Brewer’s Guild Festival in Ybor City while our Boynton Beach taproom will be hosting the South Florida release.
We couldn’t be more excited to unveil this collaborative effort to the folks of Tampa and Boynton Beach at the same exact time.