Tröegs Independent Brewing has announced the release of Double Blizzard, an amplification of its winter IPA, Blizzard of Hops.
Weighing in at 8.3% ABV, this semi-hazy Double IPA has huge citrus and pineapple notes with a hint of soft pine, the brewery reports.
“We like to think of it as Blizzard of Hops’ big brother,” says Tröegs’ Brewmaster and Co-founding brother John Trogner.
To achieve Double Blizzard’s texture and mouthfeel, Tröegs uses a cooler temperature for its kettle hop additions. This process softens the character of the Centennial, Chinook and El Dorado hops used in the beer’s recipe.
On the cold side, Double Blizzard is dry-hopped with four pounds per barrel of Chinook and Galaxy.
A limited release for the winter season, Double Blizzard is available in 16-oz. cans and 1/2 and 1/6 kegs everywhere Tröegs beer is sold.