Saranac White IPA Is a New Sensation In Craft Beer
According to the Brewers Association, 60 percent of beer drinkers consume craft beer, and among their favorites Belgian style beers and India Pale Ales (IPA). The desire continues to grow. To address this trend, the F.X. Matt Brewing Company here in Utica is leading the way, creating a hybrid of the two called Saranac White IPA.
From the press release; Saranac White IPA is an innovative twist of Belgian White and IPA that uses Citra hops to combine unique flavors of both. The Belgian White’s orange peel, coriander notes and softening characters of wheat malt and oats are paired with the complex citrus tones and dry hops of a traditional IPA. Having brewed successful Pale Ales and IPAs for decades, Saranac is now exploring innovative flavors, like its newest creation. Hybrid beers are complex and do not fit neatly into traditional beer styles. Rather than simply blending two flavors, Saranac brewmasters have studied the Belgian White and IPA styles extensively, selecting certain aspects of each to be paired together, ultimately resulting in the new White IPA hybrid. “Beer is our craft, and for more than 100 years we have remained dedicated to producing high-quality distinctive beers that are enjoyed by all types of beer drinkers – not just craft beer enthusiasts. “
We are very proud of our new White IPA and believe it will appeal to a mass audience,” said Fred Matt, president of F.X. Matt Brewing Co. and fourth generation member of the Matt family. “We pride ourselves on sourcing unique and flavorful ingredients for our beer,” said Rich Michaels, Saranac’s product development manager. “The White IPA is reflective of Saranac’s strong tradition and quality, as well as our commitment to producing innovative beers that are distinctive and drinkable.”