OTTAWA, ON – Inspired by the success of the recent gold medal winning winter seasonal Wuchak Black IPA, as well as requests from local beer drinkers for more IPAs, Kichesippi Beer Co. has announced the launch of the Wuchak One-Off IPA Series.
Named after the Algonquin word for “groundhog” – and source of the English word “woodchuck” – the Wuchak series is being retroactively started with the latest edition of Wuchak Black, which was released in December and will remain available until sometime in April.
Joining it this Friday March 22nd will be Wuchak Polaris, a 5.8% and 68 IBU ale that is described as “a Bavarian spin on the classic West Coast IPA.” Polaris has been brewed using German malts, German ale yeast and 100% Polaris hops, a new strain from Bavaria that has never been used commercially in Canada before.
The series will continue later this year with Wuchak West, a west coast style IPA to be released during Ontario Craft Beer Week in June, and Wuchak UK, a traditional British IPA planned for release in mid-September.
All of the Wuchak beers will be available exclusively on draught and in growlers at the Kichesippi retail store, until the return of Wuchak Black in December, which will be released in 500 ml bottles for the first time.