Airways Brewing’s New Session IPA – a Coast-to-Coast Collaboration Beer

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Always with the clever names.  If you were Airways Brewing Company (blog sponsor), what would you name your session IPA? Kent, Washington’s aviation-themed brewery landed on the name Non-Stop Session IPA. Airways Brewing created this beer as a collaborative effort with AmericanCraftBeer.com, which is based in Washington, DC. The beer features plenty of Northwest hop character, making use of Amarillo, Centennial, and Simcoe hops. The built the beer to offer the kind of big citrus and pine hop aroma and flavors to which we are accustomed around these parts, but also feature the smoothness of an East Coast Pale.

The beer is available online now at Airwaysbrewing.com. The official release is this Thursday at the  Airways Brewing Taproom (at the brewery). Look for it at bottleshops soon thereafter. When you drink it, be sure to tweet about it using the hashtab #nonstop.

Here is the official press release with more details.

Introducing an Airways Brewing Company and AmericanCraftBeer.com collaboration, the Non-Stop Session IPA.

Kent-based microbrewery releases limited-edition Session IPA in 22-ounce bottles and on draft.

KENT, Wash. (September 3, 2013) – Get ready to go cross-country  with a new, limited-edition collaboration from the Kent-based brewery’s expanding line of delicious handcrafted beers.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to work with the great folks from AmericanCraftBeer.com,” said Alex Dittmar, owner and head brewer at Airways Brewing Company. “We all agreed that we wanted a very drinkable beer that combined the best characteristics of IPAs from both coasts. I think this beer does that very well.”

“We’re huge fans of Airways Brewing and we love what they’re doing so we jumped at the opportunity to work with them” said Tom Bobak, Editor-In-Chief at AmericanCraftBeer.com. “I’m not sure that a collaboration between a national craft beer news & lifestyle site and a brewery the caliber of Airways has ever happened before and I’m so excited that they asked us to be part of this.”

The Non-Stop Session IPA was brewed with Amarillo, Centennial, and Simcoe hops.  Deep copper in color with a big citrus and pine hop aroma and flavors, this American IPA blends the smoothness of an East Coast Pale Ale with the hoppiness that defines a West Coast IPA.

Beginning Thursday, September 5th, the Non-Stop Session IPA will be available in 22-ounce bottles at both Airways locations for $4.50. Bottles will also be available at select specialty bottle shops throughout the Seattle and Tacoma area. For people outside of the area, 22-ounce bottles will be available for purchase through airwaysbrewing.com. The beer will also be available on draft at both the Airways Brewing Tap Room in the Kent industrial area and the Airways Beer & Bistro in Downtown Kent on September 5th.

A release party will be held on September 5th from 5-7 pm at the Airways Brewing Co. Tap Room in Kent, WA. East coast event details will be announced soon. Beer lovers around the country are invited to participate at any time in a coast-to-coast toast via Instagram and Twitter by posting photos with the hashtag #NonStop.

In addition to the Non-Stop Session IPA, craft beer enthusiasts can pick up the brewery’s flagship Sky Hag IPA and Chocolate Stout in 22-ounce bottles. Pre Flight Pilsner and Oatmeal PSA (Pale Session Ale) are available in 16-oz cans. Pints, tasters and growlers of all of these beers and more can also be found at the Airways Brewing Tap Room or Airways Brewing Beer & Bistro in historic downtown Kent.

For more information about Airways Brewing and its selection of handcrafted brews, be sure to follow Airways Brewing Company on Facebook , Twitter, Instagram, or visit www.airwaysbrewing.com.

For more information about AmericanCraftBeer.com, visit their website at www.americancraftbeer.com, and follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Additional information, photos, and tasting notes are available upon request. Those interested are encouraged to contact Dione Dittmar at media@airwaysbrewing.com.

About Airways Brewing Company
Founded in Spring 2010, Airways Brewing Company is a growing microbrewery located in Kent, Washington. Currently producing several year-round and seasonal offerings – including Sky Hag IPA®, Chocolate Stout, Pre-Flight Pilsner™ and Oatmeal PSA™ – Airways Brewing also features limited edition and cask beers throughout the year.  Pints, tasters and growler fills are available at the brewery’s Kent taproom, open Tuesday-Wednesday from 3-8 pm, Thursday-Friday from 3-9pm, and Saturdays from 3-7 pm (6644 S 196th Street, #T-100). Pints and delicious Northwest-style food can be found at the Airways Beer & Bistro in downtown Kent, Monday-Thursday from 11 am-9 pm, Friday-Saturday from 11 am-10 pm, and Sunday from 11 am-7 pm (320 W Harrison). Offerings from Airways Brewing can also be found in specialty bars, bottle shops and restaurants throughout the greater Seattle/Tacoma area. For more information about the brewery or Bistro, visit www.airwaysbrewing.com.

About AmericanCraftBeer.com
AmericanCraftBeer.com is a national craft beer news & lifestyle site based out of Washington, DC. Founded by Tom Bobak in 2012, AmericanCraftBeer.com is one of the industry’s newest and most exciting voices committed to covering the craft beer business and its fans, and having some fun while doing it. Publishing 5 days a week, 52 weeks a year, AmericanCraftBeer.com is actively growing an extensive team of regional correspondents who celebrate and promote America’s emerging craft beer scene. For serious beer news and industry insight, there’s only one site you need to know – www.americancraftbeer.com.

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