It’s that time of year again in South Carolina. It’s hot and muggy and miserable outside. Well, isn’t that most of the year in our state? However, to make this time of year more bearable, South Carolina beer drinkers rely on hops. IPAs and DIPAs are usually hot sellers during the late spring and summer months.
One of the staples during these times is Coast’s Boy King. This renowned imperial IPA is sought after by beer geeks all over the country. Often described as a tropical fruit salad, this beer is highly hopped, especially with Citra. However, while it is usually introduced in April in May of each year, you might have noticed an absence this time around. No, it wasn’t because Coast and us involved in passing the Pint Law were hoarding it to get us through those negotiations. It was because of the hop shortage.
Boy King is made with 6 kinds of hops: Citra, Chinook, Nugget, Cascade, Centennial and Columbus Hops. Lately, Citra has been a very hot number as you may have noticed when you go to your local bottle shop. And while Coast has a contract on some, the shipment was delayed because of the shortage of Citra hops being experienced all across the country.
However, the time for waiting is almost over. Coast was to receive their shipment recently and should begin brewing soon if not already.
If you want to check out what the beer geeks are saying about Boy King, check out these links: