Keepin’ it Rillo in North Park

The Original 40 Brewing's just-released West Coast IPA celebrates classic hop varietal Amarillo

Today, North Park brewpub, The Original 40 Brewing, released Keepin’ It Rillo West Coast IPA on draft and in four-packs of 16-ounce cans. Keepin’ It Rillo is 6.8% alcohol-by-volume, double dry-hopped with Amarillo, Mosaic, Mosaic Cryo and Chinook, and features aromas of pineapple, mango, grapefruit and pine.

“As brewers, we constantly search for the finest ingredients and combinations that get us to our desired flavor and aroma,” says The Original 40 Head Brewer Zack Kaplan. “This combo hits the mark for us. It drinks nice and dry with a balanced bitterness and medium body, pouring golden yellow with a nice white, foamy head.”

The name Keepin’ It Rillo pays homage to the Amarillo hops, which is the focus varietal for the beer and a classic component of West Coast IPAs. The hops were sourced from Yakima, Washington’s Virgil Gamache Farms, which is the birthplace of Amarillo hops.

“We are keeping it real and throwing it back to a more classic West Coast hop combo,” said Kaplan.

Adds The Original 40 founder Steve Billings, “When that sun is high in that San Diego sky, we’ll be drinkin’ at our brewpub this latest creation from Zack.”

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