ST. LOUIS—O’Fallon Brewery, brewers of 5-Day IPA and other award-winning craft beers, is celebrating National IPA Day today with the launch of 10-Day IPA, the craft brewer’s first Imperial IPA (India Pale Ale).
10-Day IPA is big, bold Imperial IPA brewed with a ridiculous amount of hops. O’Fallon Brewmaster, Brian Owens started with two-row barley, caramel and honey malt and white wheat. He then added Magnum, Centennial, Chinook, Cascade and Calypso hops – over three pounds of hops per barrel!
The result is a very hop forward beer, but 10-Day also has a sturdy malt backbone which balances the beer. The malt also gives 10-Day IPA a subtle caramel sweetness and a hint of honey both which help balance hop bitterness. Once the beer was finished Owens added even more Centennial, Chinook and Calypso hops (a process called “dry hopping”) to give the beer a huge citrusy, piney aroma which has become the signature of American Imperial IPAs.
“We’ve brewed many beers we’re proud of since I joined the O’Fallon Brewery 13 years ago, but 10-Day IPA is a true labor of love for me,” said Owens. “Most brewmasters don’t admit to having a favorite style of beer, but I love huge Imperial IPAs, and I’ve wanted to create 10-Day for some time. This is a limited run as part of our ‘Brewer’s Stash’ series, so I encourage anyone who’s a fan of big, hoppy beers to get their hands on some 10-Day IPA before it’s gone.”
10-Day IPA is 9.0 percent alcohol by volume, 75 IBUs and will be priced similarly to other specialty craft beers. The beer will be available September through December when it will be replaced with the next beer in the “Brewer’s Stash” series.
10-Day IPA will be available at grocery stores and liquor stores throughout Missouri, Arkansas, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin and will be supported with sign-making and point-of-sale materials.
O’Fallon Brewery is also introducing its award-winning O’Fallon Pumpkin Beer in cans for the first time. Beginning in August the beer will be available in six-packs of 12-oz. cans as well as six-packs and 12-packs (12 oz. bottles) and on draught. O’Fallon Pumpkin was the first pumpkin beer available in St. Louis and one of the first pumpkin beers in the country when first introduced in 2003.
O’Fallon Brewery is a small craft brewery located in St. Charles County just northwest of St. Louis, Missouri. The company began brewing and selling beer in 2000, beginning with its flagship, O’Fallon Gold. Today O’Fallon brews O’Fallon Gold, 5-Day IPA, Hemp Hop Rye, Wheach and Smoked Porter which won a Gold Medal at the 2004 Great American Beer Festival. The brewery also brews seasonal beers including Kite Tail Summer Ale; O’Fallon Pumpkin Beer, O’Fallon Cherry Chocolate and Cocoa Latte Stout. O’Fallon occasionally brews specialty beers such as Belgian Dark Strong (BDS) which was aged in white oak Port barrels for more than a year and its “Brewer’s Stash” series.