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With another week of #StayHomePGH in the books, I was thinking about the few times we DO (safely) leave the house these days.
One of which – inevitably – is the ole trip to the grocery store. And that led to some thinking about local beers available at – say, Giant Eagle.
Here’s our shoutout to one of those local options.
Voodoo Brewery has unveiled a new beer that is available (in 16-oz four-packs) at all Giant Eagle Market District locations.
Read on to learn about Tranquil Breezes.
ABV, Volume LXV
Tranquil Breezes – available now at all Giant Eagle Market District locations
Beer Name: Tranquil Breezes
Style / ABV: West Coast American Pale Ale // 5.5% ABV
Where is it Available: Voodoo is distributing Tranquil Breezes to all Giant Eagle Market District locations. You’ll find it in 16-oz four-packs (of cans).
Why we recommend it: Voodoo describes this sessionable pale ale as “bright, crisp and refreshing” with distinct notes of pineapple, tropical fruit and citrus with a hint of pine. It’s awesome to see a west coast style make its way into circulation. With a hop-forward aroma and subtle bite, this is definitely a beer we’re excited about.
Per Jake Voelker, managing partner at Voodoo: “This is a good opportunity to buy local – Tranquil Breezes will be on the shelves at Market District locations around the area.”
When is it available: Tranquil Breezes is a new one from Voodoo; as such, we’re told it’s out the door and should be available for purchase this week.
Honorable Mention Beer: Per the guys at Voodoo, you can continue supporting local by checking out their other beers as well. Voodoo’s year-round offerings are available at most Giant Eagle locations.
“Selections vary from location to location,” Voelker explains. “But generally the Market Districts have most of these – some refrigerated and some not.”
Below is a quick rundown of what Voodoo Brewery has out for distribution in the area.
- Hazy Afternoon // New England Style Pale Ale, 5.5% ABV
- Good Vibes // West Coast Style IPA, 7.3% ABV
Non-Trademark Infringement Alma Mater IPA // West Coast Style IPA, 8.3% ABV
- Hoodoo // IPA, 7.3% ABV
- Voodoo Love Child // Belgian Style Ale aged on Fruit, 9.2% ABV
- White Magick of the Sun // Witbier, 7.3% ABV
- KillaPilz // Imperial Lager, 7.5% ABV