St. John Brewers Releases New Double India Pale Ale


St. John Brewers’ new release is a  Double IPA, just in time for the holidays.

St. John Brewers has been pleasing the palates of beer lovers with their island-inspired flagship beer, Tropical Mango Pale Ale, and their additional brews including Island Summer Ale and Island Hoppin’ IPA.

Now, the brewing duo of Chirag Vyas and Kevin Chipman are ready to showcase the depth of their brewing abilities with the release of the V.I. Massive series; one-off limited releases of various ales in 22-ounce bottles.

The first installment of the series, St. John Brewers’ Double IPA, will be available in the Virgin Islands in early December.

“We’ve been brewing different versions of this style at our on-site brewery in Mongoose Junction for a couple of years, and we’ve chosen this recipe that we really like,” said Vyas.

The Double IPA, or India Pale Ale, is a stronger, hoppier brew with a fuller flavor than the Island Hoppin’ IPA. The alcohol content of the double IPA is 8.8 percent, versus the 6.2 percent in Island Hoppin’ IPA, and the 4.5 percent found in many types of beer.

St. John Brewers’ Double IPA will be sold as part of the V.I. Massive series for a limited time, and will only be found in the Virgin Islands at various bars, restaurants, and stores.

Vyas and Chipman expect to continue the V.I. Massive series for several years, releasing somewhere between three and six different beers total.

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