21st Amendment Down to Earth Debuts, Replaces Bitter American
(SAN FRANCISCO,CA) – In 2011, 21st Amendment Brewery launched HAM, the space chimp, into orbit with the release of one of the first and original session ales available, Bitter American. Plucked from the jungle floor, HAM was tasked with the important mission of bringing a beer with all the hop aroma and flavor of an IPA, and only 4.4% alcohol, to the people of America. The mission was accomplished and now 21A co-founders Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan are bringing Ham back to Earth for the national debut of Down to Earth, Session IPA, replacing Bitter American in 21st Amendment’s year round line-up.
“Down to Earth is the natural evolution (pun intended) of our favorite chimp. It’s the second act of Ham’s story. He’s back home and enjoying some well-deserved relaxation,” explains Freccia. “A tribute to unplanned adventures and unsung heroes, this is the ideal beer to enjoy after a long work day or when you have a full afternoon of play ahead.”
“Down to Earth has all the great malt backbone of Bitter American but just as Ham’s story evolved, so has this Session IPA. I had fun mixing up the hops and flavor profile,” said Brewmaster O’Sullivan. “We added several late additions and capped it with Mosaic and Centennial dry hops, two of my favorites. Both are amazing and the combination is over the top hop goodness.”
Down to Earth pairs nicely with a variety of things, including lunch (4.4% ABV, 42 IBUs) and is now available year round in six pack cans and on draft in all states that 21st Amendment is sold: Down to Earth pairs nicely with a variety of things, including lunch (4.4% ABV, 42 IBUs) and is now available year round in six pack cans and on draft in all states that 21st Amendment is sold: CA, OR, WA, AK, ID, MN, OH, ME, NH, VT, RI, MA, NY, NJ, DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, GA, NV and NC and coming soon, New Hampshire and Illinois! For up-to-date availability, events and promotions, visit www.21st-Amendment.com.
ABOUT 21st AMENDMENT:
In 2000, Nico Freccia and Shaun O’Sullivan opened the doors to the 21st Amendment brewpub in San Francisco’s historic South Park neighborhood with Freccia managing the restaurant and O’Sullivan spearheading the brewing process. In addition to quickly becoming one of the city’s favorite pubs, 21st Amendment began expanding beyond the Bay Area by helping to pioneer the movement to canned craft beer. Known for their witty names and delicious brews, 21st Amendment offers three year round selections, as well as seasonal offerings and their infamous ‘Insurrection Series’, a once-in-a-while limited edition release. Today, 21st Amendment is among the top 50 craft beer brewers in America and is sold in 24 states.