Brew Detroit and Detroit City FC team up for session IPA
Brew Detroit brand sales rep David Cicotte talks about 'Bring out your dead,' a 4.8 percent ABV session IPA brewed for Detroit City Football Club. The Detroit News
Brew Detroit and the Detroit City FC are releasing Bring Out Your Dead, a co-branded session IPA for the upcoming soccer season.
The 4.8 percent ABV IPA is brewed with Mosaic and Lotus hops, imparting tropical fruit flavors that belie the ale's lawnmower beer status. There are orange notes in the nose, a slight bitter kick in the middle, followed by a fruity, orange sweetness in the finish. Overall, we found it a satisfying and tasty IPA.
And the name, with the skulls and smoke on the label? Brew Detroit brand sales manager Dave Cicotte said it's both a reference to the classic Monty Python line and to the banners raised by DCFC's Northern Guard Supporters during soccer games at Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck.
Your first chance to taste the brew is Saturday at a party at Brew Detroit's Corktown facility. Try pints of Bring Out Your Dead in cans or on draft 5-9 p.m. Saturday. There's no cover charge to attend, and the event also has a DJ, taco truck and tours of Brew Detroit.
The party will have Detroit City FC members and owners in attendance as well as Bring Out Your Dead t-shirts for purchase. Some proceeds from the shirts and the party will go towards supporting the Northern Guard Supporters' smoke fund to help cheer on the team.
Bring Out Your Dead session IPA will be available for purchase at the stadium this season. DCFC's first home match of 2020 is March 21.
Brew Detroit is at 1401 Abbott in Detroit. Visit brewdetroit.com for more details.