Hooray – Tuppers’ is back!
Tuppers’ Hop Pocket Ale and Pils have long been my favorite DC-area beers. Then in early 2007 Old Dominion was sold to Coastal Brewing (a conglomerate involving Anheuser-Busch) and the sale resulted in Bob Tupper ending his contract brewing relationship with Old Dominion.
Every couple months I see Bob at a beer tasting and he gives an update on their progress toward finding a new contract brewing partner. Each update gives me reason for new optimism that the beers will be revived – but then months go by and there are still no Tuppers’ beers to be found.
That is about to change. Within the next month, Bob and Ellie Tupper will unveil a new creation: Tuppers’ Deep Pockets. Just a few days ago they brewed this Imperial IPA with Jason Oliver down at the Devil’s Backbone in Roseland, Virginia. They even dry-hopped this sucker with Virginian-grown hops!
According to the Tuppers’ website, 15 barrels of Deep Pockets will hit the market in about a month. Visit www.TuppersBeers.com for details. Woo-hoo! I can’t contain my glee!