For us, collaborations have high requirements. We have only done a handful and only partner with folks that love the craft and align with our values as individuals and as a company. Celestial Beerworks checks all those boxes.
When Matt (owner at Celestial) and I started planning this collaboration, we already had an idea that it would more than likely lead towards something hoppy. That’s where the name for this double dry hopped triple IPA was born. In a short amount of time, Celestial has earned a reputation for brewing these styles very well. “I Told You This Would Happen” only seemed natural.
How are we making this different than anything we have done before? We are using new yeast, new hops and a few new dry hopping techniques all in an effort to push ourselves outside our typical comfort zones for brewing hazy styles.
I Told You This Would Happen DDH Triple IPA will remind you why you fell in love with NE IPAs in the first place. It is an oat and wheat heavy triple IPA with a soft, pillowy mouthfeel which comes in at a very under-the-radar-ABV of 10%. It’s dry hopped at a generous 5 pounds per barrel with nearly 2 pounds per barrel cool whirlpool using three very high-impact aroma hops: Citra, Amarillo, and Strata.
The armadillo-alligator hybrid depicted on the can is a perfect representation of this collaboration. Texas meets Louisiana, traditional meets new frontier. We are proud to release this innovative new brew and see what fans of both breweries think.
We will officially release I Told You This Would Happen in our tasting room in Shreveport on Friday, November 22nd. It will be available on draft and in 4-packs of 16 oz cans in the taproom and throughout Louisiana.
East Texas and DFW markets will have access to draft only. Dallas, Texas will be making an entire weekend out of this collaboration. Check out these events:
- 11/22 7pm: Craft & Growler
- 11/23 12pm: What’s on Tap (Keller)
- 11/23 3pm: Cork & Growler
- 11/23 6pm: Craft Beer Cellar (Dallas)
Founders of Great Raft Brewing and Celestial Beerworks will be at all of these launch events. Be there early for a chance at some limited collaboration merch!