21 March 2017
SONOMA, CA – March 21, 2017 – Sonoma Springs Brewing Company is proud to announce the impending release of its award-winning Kolsch, Subliminal Gold IPA, and HazyCali North East inspired IPA in 16oz cans for wholesale and retail customers. The Kolsch is Sonoma Springs’ most popular beer, and also serves as the base for some of their barrel aged sour beers. The Subliminal Gold IPA is a top seller in the taproom. The HazyCali, first brewed in early 2017, is one of eight new beers released this year alone. Sonoma Springs plans to expand its can production to other beers in the future.
“This is something we’ve been working towards for years,” said Derek Drennan, Managing Partner. “We’ve been wanting to can beers for quite some time, and it was a no-brainer to start with two of our most popular beers. We’re also really excited to can our limited release HaziCali as well, which will be the first of a series of limited release beers from the brewery. We want to make our beers available to more and more craft beer drinkers, so this is a special time for us.”
The Sonoma Springs Kolsch is light and dry, with 5.2% ABV and 20 IBU. A true porch pounder, in the summer there’s nothing better than a cold, fresh Kolsch while grilling meat, floating on the river or in the comfort of your home with friends!
The Subliminal Gold is Sonoma Springs flagship IPA combining crisp and refreshing malt build with a mix of amazing hops. With 7% ABV and 68 IBU, the Subliminal Gold produces distinct flavors of gooseberry, citrus and passion fruit.
A North East inspired IPA, the HazyCaliFrajilisticHoppyaladocious is brewed with over 4lbs. of Crystal, Amarillo, Mosaic, and Simcoe hops per barrel resulting in 50 IBU. With a heavy oat and wheat base, this beer tastes like ruby red grapefruit juice and has a super smooth mouth feel at 7.5% ABV. No grapefruits were harmed in the making of this beer!
“We take pride in our ingredients that are locally-sourced, our innovative and creative use of different hops, and the freshness of our beers” said Tim Goeppinger, founder and brew master. “A lot of people are used to seeing good beer in cans. After a fresh keg, it’s the second best package for your beer. This now allows customers to come into the taproom and take a 4 pack home with them, or find in a store in the area to enjoy.”
The 16oz cans are available for purchase in the taproom, and at locations around the Bay Area and Northern California on or after March 29, 2017. See the interactive map of beer locations here: Sonomaspringsbrewing.com/findhazycali