RACCOON IPA

Origins

It only seems fitting that our signature Juicy IPA be a tribute to the area’s earliest settlers, the Narraticon Indians. Narraticon means Raccoon, which was the name given to the area until 1765 when it was changed to Swedesboro, in recognition of one of only three settlements established in New Jersey as part of the New Sweden colony. 

 

Raccoon delivers a bursting juicy, tropical hop experience without embracing bitterness that is common of other American styles of IPA. Do not be misled by its alluring haze and murky appearance, as this beer is soft on the palate.

Food Pairings

Markedly less bitter than a West Coast IPA, our Raccoon Juicy IPA pairs well with leaner meats such as pork tenderloin, but its tropical hop notes also perfectly enhance an intensely hot pepper spiced dish or sauce like buffalo wings or sriracha. It serves well as a refreshing palate cleanser, following an appetizer or a full meal, and balances nicely with bold, sweet desserts like caramel apple tart and crème brulée. 

 

Suggested Foods: Pork Tenderloin

Cheese: Blue Cheeses (Gorgonzola)

Dessert: Caramel Apple Tart or Crème Brulée 

 

Glassware & Serving Temperature

Nonic pint—This type of glassware bulges out at the top, which improves grip, adds strength and reduces chipping.

 

Best served at 45-55°F

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