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Cigar City Brewing Releases Mixed 12 Pack Featuring Space Pope IPA

Cigar City Brewing (CCB), one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in the U.S., has announced the addition of the CCB Mixed 12-Pack to its year-round offerings. The new format includes 12 oz. cans of CCB’s most successful brands Jai Alai IPA, Guayabera Citra Pale Ale and Florida Cracker Belgian-style White Ale, plus Space Pope IPA, a vibrant and citrus-forward IPA brewed with Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin hops, packaged exclusively for the Mixed 12-Pack.

The introduction of the CCB Mixed 12-pack follows the successful launch of Jai Alai IPA 12-packs.

Most craft beer lovers are familiar with Jai Alai IPA, a 7.5 percent ABV American IPA dry-hopped with Simcoe hops and currently the second-best selling craft six-pack can nationwide. Guayabera Citra Pale Ale, CCB’s second best-selling brand, brings a lower-alcohol yet hop-forward offering to CCB Mixed 12-pack, clocking in at 5.5 percent ABV. Florida Cracker, a crisp Belgian-style White Ale of 5.5 percent ABV brewed with coriander and orange peel, is a refreshing wheat beer addition.

Exclusive to the new CCB Mixed 12-Pack is Space Pope IPA, a bright, citrusy IPA of 7.3 percent ABV that is loaded with Mosaic, Citra, Hallertauer Blanc and Galaxy hops to highlight notes of candied orange and tangerine. After limited draft and package runs in select markets, Space Pope is making its year-round debut in the CCB Mixed 12-Pack.

Each CCB beer is “hecho a mano,” or “made by hand” to ensure quality, freshness and flavor at each step of the beer-making process. CCB Mixed 12-Pack is packed by hand with fresh beer before going out to wholesalers, following a production process where brewers manually produce beer, oversee fermentation and dry hop beer without the aid of brewery automation.

“We’re anticipating a huge response to CCB Mixed 12-Pack,” said Neil Callaghan, Cigar City Brewing’s El Lector. “Variety 12-packs resonate with consumers who want to explore different beer styles or keep their fridges stocked with options for all kinds of occasions. The success of variety packs from our brothers and sisters at Oskar Blues Brewery and Perrin Brewing got us really excited to tackle this project. This is a perfect vehicle to showcase Space Pope IPA, one of my favorite new CCB brands, so I think CCB Mixed 12-Pack will be a permanent fixture in my cold box at home!”

Visit Cigar City Brewing’s website for more information on CCB Mixed 12-Pack and the rest of their dynamic line-up of craft ales and lagers.

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