Mother Earth Brewing Company is growing its core lineup with the addition of a new full time IPA. The brewery has been producing rotating hazy beers under its Project X line for years, but Heavy Cloud is meant to be a more accessible take on the style with a softer palate and aroma.
“We spent a lot of time formulating this recipe – collaborating between our two breweries through multiple tasting panels to come up with something we all would be really happy with,” says Chris Baker, Director of Brewing Ops, Mother Earth Brew Co. “Knowing it was going to be a full-time beer meant it needed to be really accessible to all types of beer drinkers. We weren’t looking to create something niche. We were looking to make a go-to Hazy: Something mellow and sessionable, with a slightly lower ABV, but with the hoppiness that IPA fans have come to expect.”
The hallmarks of Heavy Cloud are in its hop bill, which contains Galaxy, Citra and Sabro. Its flavor profile features stone fruit and melon, according to the company. Heavy Cloud rolls out this month in almost all Mother Earth’s major markets.