We started our Di⋅ver⋅gent releases, a never-ending series of American IPAs, back in December of 2016. While the majority of our beers are brewed in a traditional English-style, this series allows us to be creative with hop and malt combinations, delivering on what many of our customers are craving.
To date we’ve put out 13 versions of Di⋅ver⋅gent and are excited that the next release will be available in 16oz four-pack cans. This will be a limited run of cans with about 250 four-packs available for sale in the taproom only. The can label design is being created by Beverly’s own, ridiculously talented, Andy Bablo of Steez Design. Many of our customers have been asking for our beer in cans over the last two-plus years and we’re very excited to start to deliver on that request.
We thought it would be fun to take a trip back through Di⋅ver⋅gent memory lane so below you will find the entire release history of the series. And, while of course, we have our favorites, it has been fun to play with different combinations, concepts and processes. As we move to the next phase of this beer we will take what we have learned and apply it in an attempt to deliver a beer that continues to be different but also better than the last.
~ The Gentile Brewing Team
Di⋅ver⋅gent Release History: That was then, this is now. Let us look back on the different combinations we have tried.
Release Date: 12.23.2016
5.4% ABV – A scaled down version of our now semi-annual Double IPA. Generously hopped with Four Star Farms Cascade and Centennial.
Release Date: 01.27.17
5.6% ABV – Similar in color to our Blonde Ale, using a blend of Pale ale and Pilsner base malt. Hopped at a rate of four pounds per barrel with a 50/50 blend of Citra and Mosaic.
Release Date: 02.24.17
6.1% ABV – 50/50 Wheat and barley, single hopped with El Dorado.
Release Date: 04.07.17
5.0% ABV – 25% Wheat malt and hopped with an outrageous blend of Citra, Mosaic, El Dorado, and Four Star Farms Cascade and Centennial.
Release Date: 05.19.17
4.9% ABV – Biscuit malt, hopped with Four Star Farms Rakau, Cascade and Centennial. The 2016 Rakau crop was the last year Four Star could successfully harvest it. The past two growing seasons have put enormous amounts of disease and pest pressure on this delicate and delicious hop variety. We remember it fondly.
Release Date: 06.16.17
3.4% ABV – Heavy dose of acidulated malt to mimic a sour beer without actually making a sour beer. Hopped with Citra and Mosaic. A perfect summer crusher.
Release Date: 08.18.17
4.9% ABV – Wheat and flaked oats for a soft mouthfeel. Idaho 7, El Dorado and Cascade used in lesser quantities in an attempt to deliver less bitterness without compromising aroma.
Release Date: 10.20.17
5.0% ABV – 100% Vienna base malt, hopped with Hallertau Mittlefrüh and Grüngeist. How the Germans might make an IPA.
Release Date: 11.21.17
4.1% ABV – 8% each of Munich, light crystal and dark crystal malt, hopped with Idaho 7, El Dorado, Citra.
Release Date: 01.11.18
4.7% ABV – A black IPA hopped with Cascade and Columbus. Because no one makes a black IPA anymore.
Release Date: 04.05.18
5.8% ABV – About 20% Vienna malt and hopped with the now classic Citra and Mosaic combination.
Release Date: 05.31.18
4.9% ABV – Uses Munton’s Planet base malt and hopped with Hop Head Farms Grüngeist, Hull Melon and Hallertau Blanc.
Release Date: 11.08.18
5.2% ABV – A similar malt bill to the 9% NEIPK we made during the summer, but paired down to have a lower alcohol content. Hopped with a new-to-us blend of Ekuanot, Loral and Citra.