Ain’t No Tang
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Worn out from days of fruit tasting, Sour Ale expert Bob “Ox” Oxman from Cincinnati’s Rhinegeist needed a drink.
He’d been working on a way to innovate the flavor combo in P.O.G. a.k.a. Passionfruit Orange Guava. Ox had always felt that passion fruit tasted like guava’s weak younger cousin, and that it didn’t add much to the tropical trio.
So there he was, in the fruit mecca of Orange County, California where he’d flown in to taste locally-grown pomegranates, dragon fruits, and Asian pears. He was on an intense mission to find a passion fruit substitute for his POG Sour blend. But alongside orange and guava, these fruits all tasted too seedy or watered down.
In desperate need of a break, Ox popped into Green Cheek Beer Co. Their taplist was full of fruity milkshake IPAs — when in Rome, he thought, and ordered a flight so he could try them all.
Four creamy apricot and grapefruity tasters in, and it hit him — his tropical tart fruit combo wasn’t in need of more sour fruit, it needed sweet milk sugar for a Lactose Orange Guava Milkshake IPA! Instead of POG he’d create LOG!
He’d never made a Milkshake IPA, so he pitched his fruity experiment to Green Cheek’s head brewer Evan Price. Evan’s a big fan of Rhinegeist’s Sours, so he was totally down. Only one condition: no one would want a beer called LOG, the name just had to go!
They brewed it together, and Evan thought it tasted like if Tang was made out of real fruit and then blended into a milkshake. Without flinching an inch he came up with the name Ain’t No Tang. Apparently Milkshake IPAs weren’t Evan’s only forte: he was also quite the wordsmith.
Ox was stoked, he’d found the perfect partner to collab with on this innovative fruit explosion of a tart-n-creamy IPA. The only problem he faced now was how to get more Cali-fresh fruit delivered to Cincinnati after the first tiny batch runs out.
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Packaged On October 4th, 2018