Unusual Frequency [Track 7]
an alvarado street-style double india pale ale dry-hopped with el dorado, HBC 586 and mosaic cryo
Way way back in 2021, we launched a series of collaborative hazy double IPA’s dubbed unusual frequency. The goal, as hazy newbs, was to explore the style through the minds of some of the best in the industry to do it.
With no real plan for this series beyond 2021, we didn’t really know where things would go. As we literally and figuratively ran out of brainwaves, we thought this series had simply run its course. Upon further exploration, we decided there was still much more to uncover with this beer style and our homies who crush it.
An idea to utilize sound wavelengths surfaced and then became a bit more concise. Our very own Brit Josa took that idea and said, “what if we have the brewery tell us what song best represents them and use a wavelength from that song”. And to bring it all home, add a qr code to that song on the label art so the drinker can be immersed in the full experience.
Representing Track 7 of this ongoing project are our wonderful friends and California Dreamin’ pals over at Alvarado Street Brewery of Monterey, California. An inspiring brewery, their hoppy beer program has had us smitten as a kitten for quite some time now. As we do with this project, we leaned hard into their approach and together dreamed up a DIPA utilizing their philosophy and techniques. Incorporating experimental hops along with some from their private stash, we couldn’t be more pleased with the results.