Firestone Walker Brewing Company has launched its Mind Haze Tropical Hazy Mixed Pack.
This release highlights three new flavors of Firestone Walker Mind Haze IPA — Tiki Smash, Hopical Crush and Citrus Cyclone.
“The Mind Haze canvas lends itself perfectly to different hops, fresh flavors and new ideas,” says Brewmaster Matt Brynildson. “This mixed pack gave us the opportunity to get creative and have fun reimagining the flavor possibilities. Each beer is built upon the main Mind Haze recipe, but they also come with their own tropical-inspired twists.”
The Mind Haze Tropical Hazy Mixed Pack rolls out to all Firestone Walker markets in 12-pack, 12-oz. can formats. It is also available at each Firestone Walker location.
The Mind Haze Tropical Hazy Mixed Pack features the following three new beers, with brewery-provided tasting notes:
Mind Haze “Tiki Smash” IPA
Tiki Smash IPA delivers a tiki-inspired flavor combination born of hops and freshly toasted coconut. Original Mind Haze hops including Azacca are now joined by Motueka and Sabro hops. The Azacca portion has been increased to amplify the sense of pineapple tropical character, while Sabro delivers its complementary coconut qualities. “We use an elaborate system to introduce freshly toasted coconut for a smooth, subtle extraction,” Brynildson says. “The resulting beer showcases the special synergy of natural coconut with the tropical hop flavors of Mind Haze.”
Mind Haze “Hopical Crush” IPA
Hopical Crush IPA, double dry hopped, has tropical Mai Tai-inspired flavors, including pineapple and orange. This beer begins by accentuating the original Mind Haze hop blend with the Strata cultivar, which offers up =pungent fruit and a touch of dank cannabis-like character. The beer is then double dry hopped with twice the amount of hops than usual — ultimately totaling more than five pounds of hops per barrel.
Mind Haze “Citrus Cyclone” IPA
Citrus Cyclone IPA delivers a taste of citrus flavors, with notes of real tangerine. The base beer is co-fermented with fresh California tangerines. This base is blended back with a separate lot of dry-hopped Mind Haze, then finished off with a final dash of tangerine to elevate the citrusy top note. Along the way, the Mandarina hop adds an orange character.
In the last two years, Mind Haze IPA has become Firestone Walker’s bestselling beer, alongside 805. The brewery also launched Double Mind Haze IPA earlier this year.
This follows the news of Firestone Walker 2021 Oaktoberfest hitting markets.