Terre Haute Brewing Company, Indiana’s oldest (and America’s second-oldest) brewery currently in operation, recently added two new brewers, Anthony Megali and Jack Haltom, who are ready to launch their first THBC brew – Citragenesis.
Megali, head brewer of THBC, started out as a homebrewer in 2014. Over the course of a few short years, he won multiple awards for his brews, both regionally and nationally. Megali has also been named “Homebrewer of the Year” by Wabash Valley Fermentation Ale two years in a row. Jack Haltom, assistant brewer, also got started in brewing in 2014. Haltom is a Cicerone Certified Beer Server and a self-proclaimed “hop head” and flower expert.
Together, this team created Citragenesis, a hoppy wheat ale. Citragenesis is brewed with pale malt, wheat, aromatic malt and hopped with citra hops. Up front, the flavor is doughy and grainy with malt, but it also packs a punch with a strong citrus, passionfruit and grapefruit essence. The finish is dry, crisp, and refreshing, making it the perfect brew for summer!
“There’s nothing like a ‘90s throwback jam in the summer, and we wanted to translate that into a beer,” said Megali, referencing the nostalgic and fun ‘90s design of the can, designed by Jim McCune, Executive Director of EGC Group’s Craft Beverage Division. “We called it Citragenesis because of the ‘citra’ hops focus of the beer, and ‘genesis’ because it’s our first release as the brew team.”
Citragenesis Wheat Ale will have a 5.0% ABV. The beer was released on tap at THBC’s on June 21 and will be available in cans on June 28.
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The brewery is at 401 S. Ninth Street and is open Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, visit terrehautebrewingcompany.com or call 812-814-3071.