Our first pair of IPA Mixed Packs for 2023 has landed with two new limited-edition beers: Psychedelic Arcade and Hop Fighters.

Psychedelic Arcade is rolling out now to all Firestone Walker markets and locations as part of a canned IPA Mixed Pack that also includes Hopnosis, Mind Haze, and Union Jack. It’s also available at our online store.

Concurrently, a parallel bottled IPA Mixed Pack is rolling out to California, Arizona, and Nevada featuring Hop Fighters, which is joined by Hopnosis and Union Jack.

Psychedelic Arcade – West Coast Golden Rye IPA

Introducing Psychedelic Arcade – a West Cost Golden Rye IPA that goes full tilt on flavor. First created at our Propagator R&D brewhouse in Venice, California, Psychedelic Arcade was leveled up for this special release.

A base of 2-Row and Rye malts sets the tone with expansive textures, while a blend of Galaxy, Strata, and Nectaron hops delivers mind-blowing flavors of tropical fruit, blueberry, and grapefruit. The result is an IPA that you can bank on sip after sip.

“This is one of my favorite treasure beers in recent memory,” said Brewmaster Matt Brynildson, giving credit to Propagator Brewing Manager Sam Tierney and R&D Innovations Manager Brad Miles (read our recent story on this R&D process).

He added: “This is a super clean, modern IPA, but that dash of rye malt brings just the slightest hint of a distinct spicy mouthfeel, suggestive of a more European profile. Meanwhile, the Galaxy and Nectaron hops from the Southern Hemisphere just blend pefectly with the Oregon-grown Strata hop – it’s a combination that really sings on the palate and delivers a ton of synergistic flavors.”

Hop Fighters – West Coast IPA

Another limited beer now landing: Hop Fighters, a new-age West Coast IPA that is destined to invade your senses.

A clean malt base of 2-Row and Munich paves the way for a high-flying blend of Cashmere, Chinook, Idaho 7, and CTZ hops, all from the great Pacific Northwest. The result is an out-of-this-world shootout of citrusy hop flavors with hints of tropical fruit.

“This is a very different beer than Psychedelic Arcade – it has more of a traditional American ‘C-hop’ IPA profile with a bit of West Coast dankness,” Matt said. “You get this huge burst of citrus and tropical flavor from the primary hops, but the CTZ hop gives it that dank dimension that classic West Coast IPA fans have come to know and love.”