Spring cannot arrive soon enough for most of the country. Record cold temperatures and heavy snowfall have forced people indoors and left many yearning for a quick return to the milder days that are, presumably, just around the corner. Harpoon Brewery has a new spring seasonal beer to help thirsty folks cope with the inclement weather and it happens to be the company’s first seasonal brew in 14 years. It is called The Long Thaw IPA and it is available immediately. Here is a description of this new product:
With notes of orange peel and coriander, the soft mouthfeel of a Belgian wit, and an intense hop profile, The Long Thaw White IPA combines the warming backbone of an IPA with citrus notes indicative of the coming spring. Available from January through March, The Long Thaw is brewed to complement both cold-weather fun and the eagerness of warmer weather ahead. Harpoon The Long Thaw is now available in six-packs, twelve-pack bottles and cans, and on draft.
Style: White IPA
Alcohol by Volume: 6.2%
Bitterness: 45 IBU
To celebrate this new release, Harpoon is hosting Long Thaw Thursday parties in 14 different cities on Thursday, January 30, 2014. To add to the fun, participants are asked to dress for their preferred season. Winter fans may choose to wear a snowmobile suit while fans of summer might dress in shorts and t-shirt. These parties will include special beer offers, prizes, and raffles.
Click here to find Long Thaw Thursday party cities and venues
Along with the parties, Harpoon is sponsoring a contest and is asking everyone to share stories describing how they plan to enjoy The Long Thaw. Through March 6, 2014, Harpoon is asking beer drinkers to visit www.thelongthaw.com to share photos and they encourage additional sharing through Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram using hashtag #thelongthaw. The winner of the contest will win an all- expenses paid trip for two to the Windsor, VT or Boston, MA brewery for the “Best Weekend Ever” with Harpoon, during the season of their choosing. In addition, the first 250 entrants will receive a Long Thaw long sleeve t-shirt; 3 random winners will receive the Long Thaw Gift Packs; and 5 random winners will get a $50 Harpoon gift card. Plus, Harpoon will pick one person at random each day and award him/her with tickets to the Harpoon St. Patrick’s Day Festival in Boston, MA on March 7- 8, 2014.
The winter of 2013- 2014 will go down as one of the harshest in recent memory, but Harpoon’s Long Thaw IPA is here to help you and yours forget the cold, frigid temperatures and anticipate a return to spring. Look for Long Thaw IPA where Harpoon products are presently sold and don’t forget to check out the web site above, share photos, and think about the mild temperatures that lie just around the corner.