PRESS RELEASE / July 21, 2020 (Malden, MA) – Idle Hands Craft Ales today will release two brand new beers: Short Season, a New England IPA, and Gretel, a traditional German Pilsner.
In honor of the upcoming abridged season of America’s Favorite Pastime, Idle Hands is introducing a new member to their family of beers with baseball-themed names. Short Season is a 6% ABV New England IPA featuring an all-star lineup of hops including Sabro and Galaxy. It has low bitterness and notes of pineapple, tropical fruit, and a hint of coconut.
“If you know anything about Idle Hands, you probably know that we’re big baseball fans,” said Chris Tkach, owner, Idle Hands. “We have a lot of beers with names that reference the sport: Splitter, Four Seam, 34 (in honor of the jersey number worn by Red Sox legend David Ortiz). We’re all excited about baseball returning on the 23rd, even if it’s just for a few months, and thought this was a good way to show our excitement.”
Gretel is a traditional German Pilsner with a patio-friendly 4.6% ABV. Gretel was brewed with a very traditional focus, using 100% Noble hops and a simple grain bill. It’s a classic Pilsner with a light, grassy character and touches of spice in the finish.
“We’re constantly brewing new and different beers to give people options,” added Tkach, “but I always feel at home when we tap into our lager-centric roots. Gretel is a really nice, traditional, no nonsense German style Pilsner that’s perfect for the hot weather.”
Short Season and Gretel will all be available in 16oz. can four-packs for curbside pickup and for on-site consumption at the Idle Hands beer garden starting today. These and more beers can be ordered online directly from Idle Hands at shop.idlehandscraftales.com.
Idle Hands Craft Ales was founded in 2010 by husband and wife team, Chris and Grace Tkach. Today, it focuses on producing a wide-array of craft beer with uncompromising quality. Located in Malden, MA, Idle Hands brews fresh IPAs, lagers, sours, and more. To learn more, visit www.idlehandscraftales.com.