Hopworks Releases New CranPerry Cider and Pig War White IPA Returns


Hopworks Urban Brewery (HUB) has announced the releases of a new hard cider flavor, CranPerry, in bottles and draft and the return of summer seasonal beer Pig War White IPA to cans, bottles and draft. This will be just the second Hopworks packaged hard cider release and will be available year-round. 


CranPerry Cider

HUB’s CranPerry is a new year-round pear cider featuring fruit sourced entirely from the Pacific Northwest. CranPerry is a stunning pink-orange hue from the addition of cranberry. The cranberry, sourced in part from fellow B Corporation Starvation Alley Farms, provides a thirst-quenching tart complexity that complements the semi-dry pear foundation. CranPerry clocks in at 5.5% abv.

CranPerry, HUB’s second cider package, follows the release of HUB Hard Cider in cans and bottles in May of 2015. HUB received their winery license in August of 2014. Since then, HUB brewers have made an effort to quench their thirst for both beer and cider with array of experimental ciders at both pub locations.

Pig War on San Juan Island - photo by Matt Mioduszewski

Pig War White IPA

Pig War White IPA returns as HUB’s summer seasonal. This refreshing IPA showcases Hard Red Spring Wheat grown at organic certified Twin Oaks Farm on San Juan Island. The farm cultivates 25 acres of Friar variety wheat. This specialty grain imparts tart flavors, medium body and signature wheat haze that compliment layers of fruity, citrus hop flavors and a crisp bitterness. The beer is also made with organic malted barley from Oregon and local hops. Pig War is 6.0% abv and 60 IBU.

The name Pig War commemorates the standoff in 1859 between American and British authorities over San Juan Island, where the beer’s wheat is grown. The only casualty of this 15 year standoff was one wayward pig.


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