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Thunderhead's Frost Warning

Thunderhead's Frost Warning

KAYLA WOLF, Journal Star

Thunderhead's Frost Warning

New England IPA

Thunderhead Brewing Co, 18 E. 21st St., Kearney, thunderheadbrewing.com

Available: On tap at Thunderhead locations in Kearney and Omaha

When: Seasonal

ABV: 7 percent

IBU: 65

Bar manager Alex Lamb describes Frost Warning as “fruity and bright with a bitter finish," which fits with the beer’s hazy IPA origins. It was brewed as a half-batch (500 gallons), and has been selling well since it was put on tap April 20, the day before Nebraska's Red-White Spring Game. Brewmaster Trevor Schaben the brewery might need to make more if sales remain swift.

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Schaben thought of naming the beer Fog Warning, since it’s a bit cloudy. But many other breweries had already used the name, so Thunderhead opted for Frost Warning, paying tribute to Scott Frost’s arrival as Nebraska’s head football coach. “It was kind of a coincidence that the beer was put on tap the day before the Spring Game,” Schaben said. “I realized it three days before it happened, just a happy coincidence.”

— Kayla Wolf

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