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SanTan Brewing Announces MoonJuice Galactic Grapefruit IPA

Grapefruit MoonJuice rolling off the line. (Photo Courtesy SanTan Brewing Co.)

SanTan Brewing in Chandler, Arizona has announced a fruited twin to its year-round American IPA, MoonJuice IPA (read our very good review here). MoonJuice Galactic Grapefruit IPA will release on September 1 in Arizona wherever SanTan's brews are sold.

This beer will join its predecessor as a year-round core brand.

Here is the full release from SanTan:

Chandler, Arizona (August 23, 2016)— Made with Arizona Grown Grapefruit Juice, SanTan Brewing Company is gearing up to launch a brand new beer, MoonJuice Galactic Grapefruit IPA. A spin-off of SanTan’s wildly popular MoonJuice IPA, which launched into mass production in October 2015.

The new fruity version is described as an out-of-this-world IPA crafted with tons of Galaxy and Nelson-Sauvin hops from the southern hemisphere. With an added splash of Arizona grown grapefruit juice, courtesy of Sun Orchard in Tempe. This hopped up Grapefruit IPA is a delicious thirst quenching ale.

“Last year we launched a wide release of our highly acclaimed MoonJuice Galactic IPA with much success. Now, we’re launching a grapefruit version of the same deliciously crisp and refreshing IPA, perfect for enjoying in our dry Arizona climate,” said Anthony Canecchia, founder and brewmaster, SanTan Brewing Company.

*MoonJuice Galactic IPA debuted in the Nielsen database at #2 for Arizona-owned IPA 6-packs sold throughout Arizona. Second only to SanTan's HopShock IPA. IPA's make up about 23% of the Arizona craft beer market with over $6 million in sales during Q2 2016.

MoonJuice Galactic Grapefruit IPA Quick Facts
Style:   Grapefruit IPA
Malt:   2-Row, White Wheat, Munich, Vienna

Hops:  Galaxy, Nelson Sauvin
Yeast: American Ale
ABV:    6.6 %
IBU:      65
Availability: Year Round

SanTan’s brews are fermented to completion and carbonated higher than traditional American beers for a more effervescent, crisp and refreshing hand crafted beer.