Following the success of their first sports-themed release, Trust the Process, Philly’s own Evil Genius strikes again with Fly Like an Eagle.
Inspired by water ice (pronounced “wooder eyce”), a local delicacy, Fly Like an Eagle finds its base in the cherry-flavored snack. Brewed with a mix of American malted barley and British rolled oats then hopped with Calypso and Columbus hops, this NE IPA is emboldened with a “ridiculous amount” of cherries in the fermenter. It’s finished off with vanilla beans and Cascade and Citra hops.
Boasting a stylistic haze and a creamy mouthfeel, Fly Like an Eagle finds the perfect balance between the cherries and vanilla. It invokes the feeling of eating a refreshing cherry water ice on a warm day. With a mild 6.2% ABV, you can finish off your four-pack during a game while shouting at the referees on TV and not feel overwhelmed.
Evil Genius, located on Front Street in Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood, continues to innovate with pop-culture inspired names to match their unique brews. Upcoming releases include:
- Pics or it Didn’t Happen – IPA dry hopped with entirely Mosaic hops
- These Pretzels are Making Me Thirsty – based on a German rye beer recipe that includes 50lbs. of Philly soft pretzels in the mash
- I Choo-Choo-Choose You – NE IPA brewed with candy hearts and hibiscus
Known for their dedication and seemingly endless disappointment, Philly sports fans find themselves cautiously optimistic. These can releases can serve as either the drowning of the sorrows, or the celebratory libations following a miraculous game or season. Suggestions for future Philly sports-centric releases: It’s a Rebuilding Year, Party Like it’s 2008, and There’s Always Next Year.