Zippy! A Clear, High Gravity Wheat Ale made with Lemon Juice. Zippy features Czech Saaz Hops, an Abbey yeast and Lemon Juice. It is like a shandy or radler - beer mixed with lemonade - but it is in a class all by itself.
How did Zippy get it’s name? Well, that is a bit of a shaggy tail wagging the dog story. Owner Dave Eiffert misspent some of his youth reading underground comix, and really took a cotton to Bill Griffith’s Zippy the Pinhead cartoon series. One very early morning Dave decided to try to contact Bill to ask permission to use the image above. Bill replied very quickly to Dave. “Yes you may” he said. Elation! “But it’ll cost you” he said. Dejection! “It’ll cost you a couple of six packs”, he added. Back to elation! So while our artist began work on changing the image to read “Are we having beer yet?”, Rande set out to build a beer that was zippy in nature and accurately reflected the randomness and non sequitur blitherings of a certain taper headed clown. We decided that a clear wheat beer fermented with an Abbey yeast was just the ticket, and then decided to add a healthy dose of lemon juice. Show Less