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Dogfish announces tropical Lupu-Luau IPA

July 16, 2017

Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has welcomed its newest off-centered ale to the party - Lupu-Luau IPA, a coconut-centric India Pale Ale brewed with a tropical trifecta of toasted coconut, experimental hops and dehydrated coconut water. Clocking in at 7.3 percent ABV and 45 IBUs, this unique take on a tropical IPA began shipping nationally to taps and shelves in early June. Hazy with a white head, Lupu-Luau IPA gets its name from Lupulin, the hop flower gland containing essential oils, and luau, because Lupu-Luau is a tropical party in your mouth!

Lupu-Luau IPA gets its unique tropical fruit, pineapple and citrus aroma from an experimental hop that throws generous coconut and woodsy notes into the flavor profile of the beer. "We worked hard to secure the majority of the full domestic yield of this experimental hop crop for years to come, and Dogfish is currently the only brewery contracted to purchase it," says Sam Calagione, founder and CEO of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery. "We use dehydrated coconut water that contains delicious natural sugars and flaked toasted coconut as centerpieces of the beer - ingredients that pay homage to Coco Loco, a coconut blonde brewpub exclusive we brewed back in 2011 and an early example of tropical fruit IPA innovation from Dogfish."

India Pale Ale is the highest-volume and fastest-growing beer style in America, and the largest breakout sub-style is the fruit IPA. In May 2017, the Brewers Association reported that the fruit IPA experienced 236.67 percent growth in a rolling 52-week period. Dogfish Head is proud to be a leading pioneer in the evolution of the fruit IPA arena as it is the first American brewery to package and ship fruit IPAs nationally. In 1996, Dogfish released Aprihop, a massively hopped fruit India Pale Ale brewed with apricots, and the brewery has continued to innovate and experiment with all-natural culinary ingredients including beautiful fruits, fresh citrus and tropical coconuts. For more information, and to find and enjoy Lupu-Luau IPA and other off-centered Dogfish Head brews in any area, go to www.dogfish.com/brewery/fishfinder.

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