FRANKFORT, Mich –­ Stormcloud Brewing Company is pleased to announce the release of their newest collaborative beer, Legally Wed & Off To Bed. A Belgian IPA infused with hibiscus, Legally Wed & Off To Bed was brewed this spring by Stormcloud in collaboration with Fermenta, a Michigan based collective of women brewers.

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A non-­traditional marriage of hops and hibiscus, the Belgian ­style India Pale Ale was brewed with Cascade, Mosaic and Michigan ­grown Crystal hops. Stormcloud Beer Education Coordinator Charla Kramer says, “The Michigan hops lend a firm but clean backbone to this ale while the tropical notes of Mosaic hops court the hibiscus flower. She might be a Pink Lady, but the hibiscus is no fragile violet. Her tart sassiness is the perfect match for this beer’s light hop bitterness.”

Crisp, light, and refreshing, Legally Wed & Off To Bed is a summer­ready IPA. “We had a lot of fun brewing this beer,” says Stormcloud Head Brewer and Co­Owner Brian Confer. “The Fermenta brewers came from across the state and contributed their efforts throughout the brewing process. And it’s a great beer. We already have it on tap here at Stormcloud and it’s getting very positive reviews.”

collaboration beerLegally Wed & Off to Bed is now available on tap in Stormcloud’s pub in downtown Frankfort. The IPA will also be showcased with other Fermenta ­brewed beers at this year’s Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti, happening July 22­-23.

Legally Wed & Off To Bed Specifications:
Style: Belgian IPA
ABV: 6%
Bitterness: 50 IBU
Color (SRM): It’s PINK!
Availability: June­-July
Tasting Notes: Hoppy and tropical aroma. Light, approachable hop flavor and bitterness. Slight hibiscus tang balances hop bitterness.