The Return of the Barksdale Bubble

November 4, 2021


Barksdale Bubble DDH Oat Cream IPA is back starting on November 11! Named for the Shreveport-Bossier weather phenomenon and our local Air Force base, this delicious hop-forward brew is back for a limited time only.

What IS the Barksdale Bubble?

Lots of folks here in our hometown of Shreveport believe that the Barksdale Air Force Base, located just across the river in Bossier City, has a device that allows control over the weather in our region. Frequently, large storms can be seen to “bubble” around the base separating as it nears Barksdale and then rejoining on the other side. While many folks have given their opinions, here at Great Raft, we choose to believe!

What makes this beer so special? 

Barksdale Bubble is brewed with Yakima Chief’s Veterans blend of hops, a special blend produced each year to honor the veterans of our nation’s armed services. Veterans involved in the brewing industry are invited to collaborate with the hop growers to choose a different blend of hops each year to creature something truly unique. This year’s blend is filled with Idaho 7, HBC 630, Ekuanot, Azacca, and HBC 472 and will bring an intense flavor of citrus and stone fruit to the soft, oat-based IPA.

Photo courtesy of K9s for Warriors

Most importantly, each year YCH partners with a different nonprofit, allowing YCH to give back to the men and women that have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. This year, YCH will be making a charitable donation to K9s For Warriors, an organization that we are very happy to support. Their mission is to provide highly-trained service dogs to military veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, and/or Military Sexual Trauma. As a brewery with a long history of support for animal-related nonprofits, we are delighted to support Yakima Chief in this endeavor.

Barksdale Bubble will be released on Friday, November 11 (on Veteran’s Day), at the Tasting Room on draft and in 4-packs to go. Stop by, enjoy a glass, and know that you’ve been a part of helping our nation’s veterans. Cheers!

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