We all know Tony Hawk as the down-to-earth skateboarding legend that he is. Now, the cultural icon is venturing out into different territory.
Hawk’s company, Birdhouse Skateboards, recently collaborated with Black Plague Brewing in Oceanside, Calif. to brew the Tony Hawps Birdhouse IPA. While Hawk’s experience as a brewer is essentially non-existent, he does have something in common with Black Plague Brewing: it’s skater-owned.
“Never imagined I’d get to help ‘design’ a new beer, but my life keeps taking unexpected – and delightful – turns,” Hawk wrote in a recent Instagram post. Hawk also included some tasting notes from the brewmaster in the post, describing the brew as a “smooth, clear American IPA,” with “intense” citrus and floral aromas, low bitterness, and a “crisp, refreshing finish.”
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Never imagined I’d get to help "design" a new beer, but my life keeps taking unexpected – and delightful – turns. Thanks to @blackplaguebrewing for this @birdhouseskateboards collab, fittingly called “Tony Hawps IPA”… A smooth, CLEAR American IPA with intense citrus & floral aroma, low biterness & a crisp, refreshing finish… according to the brewmaster. Drops (spills?) on July 20 at the BP taproom and at select accounts throughout Southern California 🦅🛹🍻 #dyingforabeer 🎥: @jono_film 🎶: @kids_in_heat
“We wanted to partner with [Hawk] to create something authentic to connect with skate fans and skateboarders,” Jordan Hoffart, pro skateboarder and president of Black Plague Brewing, said in a press release.
If you want a taste of the brew, Tony Hawps Birdhouse IPA will be available on July 20th in the Blague Black Brewing taproom and select Southern California restaurants.