Here’s an interesting item sent to me by fellow beer writer Lisa Morrison. It appeared on one of the television websites she writes for, in this case WISN Channel 2 out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
BluCreek Brewing from Madison, Wisconsin, is releasing a new IPA in August made with green tea called Zen IPA. The idea is to combine the positive health benefits of green tea with the positive health benefits of beer. It is believed to be the first of its kind, a beer with the taste of green tea flavor.
From BluCreek’s website:
An intense infusion of fresh Chinook, Cascade, and Centennial hops combined with natural green tea imparts this traditional English-style Pale Ale (English IPA) with something a little beyond the ordinary… A little extraordinary!
A beer that transcends beyond anything you have ever experienced before, the smooth and subtle green tea aroma and taste perfectly compliment the refreshing crispness of an English IPA. The result will satisfy those who are looking for something more mystical… magical… wonderful. Created for the IPA lover interested in more than just substantial hops character.