Did you hear the special announcement from our friends at Broad Brook Brewing earlier today? In case you missed it, check out the note from owner Eric Mance below...
From Broad Brook Brewing Company...
At the beginning of 2016, we promised you some surprises and we are ready to share our biggest one yet... We have teamed up with Cigar City Brewing to bring you our first ever collaboration beer: Made in the Shade IPA! Our head brewer Tom has been hard at work creating the recipe with Cigar City's brewmaster Wayne Wambles.
Wayne will be traveling to East Windsor soon to brew with Tom. Over the following weeks, the beer will be conditioned for release right before July 4th weekend!
Made in the Shade is an American IPA utilizing fresh oranges and grapefruit to create a refreshing citrus explosion that is generously hopped with Mandarina Bavaria, Citra and Pacific Jade and will be packaged in 4-packs of 16oz cans, available at package stores throughout Connecticut and Western Massachusetts. Additionally, we will have it on tap at the brewery.
How did Made in the Shade IPA come to be? The locales of Cigar City Brewing and Broad Brook Brewing share an unlikely historical connection: cigars. Tampa is known as the "Cigar City" due to its infamous storied history of producing cigars, and the Connecticut River Valley is home to Shade Tobacco. Since the 1800's, this premium leaf that produces some of the world's highest quality cigars has been made underneath shaded tents, hence the name.
What could be better after long, hot days working in the fields then a well-crafted refreshing beer and a fine cigar?
We can't wait for you to try it!
Broad Brook Brewing Company