What’s that you say? Monorail! A genuine, bonafide, electrified Monorail! Everyone loves a Monorail, even the fine folks at No-Li Brewhouse, which plans to release its next 22-ounce Expo Series bomber, Skyrail IPA, on Dec. 24. The success of the brewery’s current Expo Series brew, Winter Warmer Ale, shows promise for continuing the series.
The bottle reads: “Skyrail IPA is a monorail hop-ride, a throwback to more simple days. This ‘Expo Series’ brew is light orange in color and showcases the complexity and fruitiness of the Amarillo hop, with a clean and slightly sweet malt backdrop. Spicy orange, tangerine and grapefruit notes dominate this IPA, letting your senses experience all this hop has to offer. Enjoy the ride.”
Ringing in at 65 IBUs and around 6.5 percent ABV, Skyrail IPA is a Spokane-Style, single-hop beer made using only Amarillo hops. Inspiration for the beer stems from the draft-only No Boundaries series Amarillo Red Ale that Brewmaster Mark Irvin crafted using inspiration from several beers he’s brewed in the past, but added a little West-Coast IPA-spin. The beer was featured at the pub this fall, and it’s wild success made it a natural for the next Expo Series brew.
No-Li’s Expo Series will rotate throughout the year, featuring a new special release every three months.
“The Expo Series is a chance for our brew team to explore recipe creation from the past, present and future,” explained Brewmaster Mark Irvin comments. “It allows us to challenge ourselves at No-Li to stay creative, and, in turn, keeps craft beer drinkers thirsty for more.”
After Skyrail, the brewery’s next Expo Series 22-ounce bomber will be available in March 2014.