Hibiscus Sunrise Pilsner

IBC staff craft their new beer Hibiscus Sunrise Pilsner. From left are head brewer Ryan Morrill, Jamie Perkins, Sandra Jones and Marith Parton.

Spring is in the air and with it comes a new beer from Island Brewing Company—a special release of a single batch brew, the Hibiscus Sunrise Pilsner. The local brewery joined many other breweries around the country participating in the Pink Boots Collaboration Brew, a women-empowering craft beer brewing experience. Pink Boots Society is a non-profit organization created to assist, inspire and encourage women beer industry professionals to advance their careers through education. As a member of the Pink Boots Society, Island Brewing Company’s general manager Laurie Matthews wanted to include as many women as possible in the brewing process.

Hibiscus Sunrise Pilsner will be released on April 5. The beer features three pounds of Gold Nugget Mandarin zest from fruit grown on Rincon Mountain, and five gallons of liquid from steeped and strained Hibiscus flowers for a refreshing beer with 4.3 percent ABV and 25 IBU’s. A portion of the funds from beer sales will go to the Pink Boots Society. Hibiscus Sunrise Pilsner will be available on tap and in cans and growlers at Island Brewing Company.

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