Behind The Bricks
May 6th, Flat12 Bierwerks will release their second collaboration with Verizon IndyCar James Hinchcliffe. The Bricks was brewed to honor 100 years of racing in Indianapolis. The idea for the beer was brought about during a Twitter conversation between Brewmaster Sean Manahan and James Hinchcliffe. Not only does this brick red IPA have 100 IBUs and a full tank of Centennial hops, Manahan meticulously crafted a commemorative beer that celebrates the 100th running down to every last detail.
Check out 12 awesome facts about The Bricks Red IPA:
1. The Bricks, was brewed to commemorate the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.
2. Centennial hops were used and the brew is 100 IBUs to mark a century of racing.
3. The ABV on the beer is 6.4%, because the Indianapolis Motor Speedway is 6.4 miles from Flat12 Bierwerks.
4. In addition to Centennial, New Zealand hops were used as well because Kiwi Scott Dixon was here for the brewing of the red IPA.
5. Brick Red color represents the most famous yard in racing.
6. The grist of the brew weighed the same as Hinch's car.
7. Milk sugar was also added to the brew to commemorate the tradition of the 500 winner drinking a bottle of milk on Victory Lane and kissing the bricks.
8. Canadian made Gambrinus malt was thrown into the mix because James is a Canuck.
9. The brew will be dry-hopped for 5 days to honor Hinch’s IndyCar number, #5.
10. We used 33lbs of hops total, one pound for every driver in the field.
11. The carbonation level is 2.5 volumes of CO2 to represent 2.5 mile track.
12. At the May 6th tapping, attendees can also drink a yard of The Bricks by purchasing a commemorative, limited-edition yard glass.
More info on The Bricks HERE!