Ska Rudie Session IPA Will Debut at Sesh Fest – August 2, 2014
(DURANGO, CO) — Rudie, the newest addition to Ska Brewing Co.’s arsenal is set to be unveiled at the Colorado Brewers Guild’s inaugural Sesh Fest on August 2nd. The Guild loosely defines a session beer as anything under five percent alcohol by volume that is well balanced, crisp, and refreshing. “It’s a beer you can drink for breakfast” says Dave Thibodeau, President and Co-Founder of Ska “We wanted to brew an aggressively hopped beer that you can drink a few of and still hold your shit together.”
Rudie is the first new mainstay to be added to Ska’s portfolio since the death of Ten Pin Porter (RIP). The beer weighs in at 4.5% alcohol by volume and is brewed with El Dorado and Galaxy Hops in quantities more typical of an American IPA than a session beer. “By this point in the summer the novelty of light lagers and wheat beers has begun to wear off, but the novelty of drinking beer all day has not.” says Bill Graham, Brewing Overlord and Co-Founder of Ska “The idea was that hop forward, flavorful beers don’t always have to knock you on your on ass.”
The inspiration for this beer comes from a long standing tradition of brewing specialty one-offs for The Durango Film Festival. “Every year we brew something different for the film fest.” says Thomas Larsen, Head Brewer at Ska “It needs to be flavorful, approachable, and sessionable enough that folks aren’t launching projectiles at the screen mid-film. The last few years we’ve been experimenting with low alcohol beers that retain the big body and big flavor profile people expect of an IPA. We knew we were on to something.” Rudie will hit the shelves August 2nd in twelve ounce cans and will be available in all of Ska’s markets.
Sesh Fest is Saturday, August 2nd at 3:00 pm at Sculpture Park in Denver. $30 includes entry and unlimited sampling. Tickets for the event are available at http://events.imbibedenver.com/products/sesh-fest
About Ska Brewing
Based in Durango, Colorado, Ska Brewing was founded in 1995 and produces over a dozen award-winning beers. Many of Ska’s brews are widely available in cans including ESB Special Ale, True Blonde Ale, Modus Hoperandi IPA, and rotating seasonals. For more information, current offerings, music, and a good time, visit www.skabrewing.com. Check out the brewery’s profiles at facebook.com/skabrew and twitter.com/skabrewing for beer releases and up to the minute happenings.