Voodoo’s new West Coast Pale Ale is available at Giant Eagle

If you shop for groceries at Giant Eagle Market District, you can scoop up a 4-pack of Tranquil Breezes - a new beer from Voodoo Brewery.

by Aadam Soorma
April 28, 2020

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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.

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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).

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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.”

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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

In 2012, Aadam moved to Pittsburgh. He's currently parked (sans chair) in Lawrenceville and plans to stay a while. On the weekends, you'll find him driving a small green bus (Porter Tours) as he leads tours at local breweries. Got a fun story idea? DMs are open: @asoorma.

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