IMPERIAL INDIA PALE ALE - 10.5% ABV
Maharaja is derived from the sanskrit words mahat, meaning “great”, and rajan, meaning “king”. Much like its namesake, this imperial IPA is regal, intense and mighty. With hops and malts as his servants, he rules both with a heavy hand. The Maharaja flaunts his authority over a deranged amount of hops: tangy, vibrant and pungent along with an insane amount of malted barley – fashioning a dark amber hue and exquisite malt essence. Welcome to his kingdom!
Incorporated in September 1993, Avery Brewing Company is the culmination of several years of homebrewing experimentation by Adam Avery, President & /Brewmaster, to perfect the recipes for Redpoint Amber Ale, Ellie’s Brown Ale, and Out of Bounds Stout. Production and sale of these three flagship beers began utilizing a 7 barrel brewhouse and 7 barrel Gundy tanks as fermenters and bright tanks. Out of Bounds Stout won a gold medal in 1994 in the category of dry stouts at the largest beer tasting event in North America, the Great American Beer Festival, held annually in Denver.
A complete packaging redesign for our six pack beers (Avery IPA, White Rascal, Ellie’s Brown Ale, Out of Bounds Stout) debuted in June of 2010, featuring brand new labels, new six-pack holders and, drum roll PLEASE, branded “mother cartons” for the first time in the history of Avery Brewing Company!
Not long after that, on September 2nd, 2010, the first cans in the history of Avery Brewing Company rolled off of our new CASK canning line. Among them was a new Avery session beer, the intensely hopped and beautifully bitter Joe’s Premium American Pilsner. Tired of the average Joe (no pun intended) coming up to us with severe misconceptions about what a quality pilsner was, we decided to follow our mantra of “brewing the beers that we want to drink” to create Joe’s Pilsner. A true session beer for hopheads, Joe’s is our attempt to show the more aggressive side of what a pilsner can be. We call it Premium American Pilsner just to make sure that it is not confused with its watered-down predecessors from yesteryear!
Every year seems to get better and better around Avery Brewing Company, with more experimentation, more cool beers and more great people every new day. Here’s to beer!