San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Tim Lincecum was honored last week in Half Moon Bay with another kind of pitcher — a pitcher of brew, that is.
The released Timmy Day IPA on April 5 to celebrate the 2012 Giants Opening Day on Friday, when Lincecum will take the mound against the Pittsburgh Pirates at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Brewmaster Kirk Hillyard spoke at the Brewing Company about his latest creation during the evening event.
"Timmy Day IPA is bright orange in color, with the aroma of mango, tangerine, and perhaps a bit of what the inside of a black Mercedes might smell like on a cool October morning in Washington," wrote Hillyard in the tasting notes of his latest creation inspired by the former University of Washington player.
"A changeup of honeyed-maltiness is blown away by three strikes of grapefruity Pacific Northwest hops, finishing with the peppery 'heat' only Timmy can deliver," Hillyard continued in his notes.
The IPA has a "distinct peach character in the flavor, like the fuzz on his chin the first time he took the mound," Hillyard wrote. "Sixty-nine IBUs, the number of Timmy’s career wins — hopefully next year the beer will be much more bitter. Let Timmy drink!"
Timmy Day IPA (8% abv) is available at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company for $5.25 for a 12-ounce bottle and $6.25 for a pint.
2012 Giants Opening Day (vs. Pittsburgh Pirates) is on Fri., Apr. 13 at 1:35 p.m. at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
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