Boat Shoes Hazy IPA Returns as Year Long Release for Karl Strauss

San Diego, CA — January 7, 2019

Karl Strauss Brewing Company is thrilled to

announce the long anticipated return of Boat Shoes

Hazy IPA. Beginning on January 1


, this fan

favorite will join KARL’s core lineup and become

the newest year-round offering for the brewery.

Boat Shoes was originally born out of Karl Strauss’

Small Batch program. Head Brewer Sean Albrecht

(the talent behind Mosaic Session IPA as well) first

tried his hand at this New England-style IPA at

KARL’s satellite brewery in 4S Ranch. The initial

batch built an immediate cult following and sold

out within days. Since then, it has been released

several times with much fanfare – including some of the company’s highest

engaged posts on Instagram, and more than 1,500 ratings on Untappd so far.

Beyond that, Boat Shoes Hazy IPA nearly won a nationwide blind taste test when it

received the Bronze Medal in Brewing News’ National IPA Championship. As for the

name itself:

“I was back east for CBC [Craft Brewers Conference]. Everyone was wearing boat

shoes and the name just stuck. Hazy IPAs are refreshing and easy-drinking, so the

name fits nicely with the style of beer. You can’t really be stressed out wearing Boat

Shoes.” — Sean Albrecht, Head Brewer, Karl Strauss Brewing Company.

Beginning on January 1


, Boat Shoes Hazy IPA will be pouring on draft at Karl

Strauss’ Tasting Room and Brewpubs, as well as select craft beer bars throughout

California. Boat Shoes will also be available throughout the year in limited release

quantities of 4-pack 16oz cans. Check out the company’s beer finder tool at to see where you can buy Karl Strauss beers near you.

To learn more about Boat Shoes Hazy IPA, visit