Christian Moerlein to Score a Goal with New Moerlein FC Cincinnati Blood Orange IPA cans

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New 16 oz. cans to hit the market starting late February

CINCINNATI – Christian Moerlein is proud to unveil its new FC Cincinnati Blood Orange IPA in 16 oz. cans just in time for the United Soccer League season.

FC Cincinnati and Christian Moerlein Brewing Co. are excited to announce the launch of Moerlein FC Cincinnati Blood Orange IPA in 16 oz. cans to the market beginning in late February 2017. The Beer, launched last summer is brewed in collaboration with the team and will be available throughout the entire season on draft as well as in new 16 oz. cans in 4-packs featuring the design of FC Cincinnati. The beer is all about the fans, from the ingredients used to the design of the packaging; the fans were at the forefront of this incredible collaboration.

The can design features FC Cincinnati’s signature orange & blue colors, depicting the FC Cincinnati Logo and Christian Moerlein Logo embedded onto a soccer ball design. The top of the can states one of our favorite chants, “GGGGOOOOOAAAALLL!!!.” The back of the 16 oz. can features a story about the beer recipe and the fans, which reads:

“The canvas for this ale is a white IPA utilizing a blend of white wheat, 2-row pale ale, and honey malts. A fusion of Cascade, Centennial, and Citra hops were used to balance the malt with an array of floral and citrus aromas. And finally we added Blood Orange puree to give it not just further citrus notes, but also a deep orange color like the FC Cincinnati fans by which it was inspired.”

The official launch will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at The Christian Moerlein Malt House Taproom (1621 Moore Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202) in Over-The-Rhine. Fans can score this beer in 4-pack 16 oz. cans and on draft at the Taproom, in the market, and at the stadium. Moerlein FC Cincinnati Blood Orange IPA posters will be given out free at the launch event.

After the can launch, the Blood Orange IPA can be sampled at Cincy Winter Beerfest on February 17th from 7:30- 11:00 p.m. and on February 18th from 1:00- 4:30 p.m. and 7:30- 11:00 p.m. The 10th anniversary beer festival will take place at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Downtown Cincinnati.

Fans can also enjoy Moerlein FC Cincinnati Blood Orange IPA at select pub partner pre-season watch parties. Those events will be held on February 18th, 22nd, and 25th. Stay tuned for official locations announced on the FC Cincinnati Facebook page.

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