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  • Writer's pictureSean Tinney

Heady Topper and Focal Banger – The Alchemist is Back at Bridge City Beverage for a Limited Time

Updated: Jul 17, 2023

Bridge City Beverage just restocked its collection of Heady Topper and Focal Banger from The Alchemist. That’s right, your local beer store’s selection just got a whole lot better.

These groundbreaking and pioneering IPAs are back in stock at Bridge City Beverage while supplies last. Get yourself some Heady Topper and Focal Banger before it runs out; opportunities like this only come around a couple of times a year.

What exactly is Heady Topper or Focal Banger? Each is a highly-coveted IPA brewed by The Alchemist in Stowe, Vermont. Shipments of these beers to Pittsburgh are rare, and opportunities to get yours can fade quickly.

Continue reading for more information on each beer.

Heady Topper

Heady Topper is The Alchemist’s treasured Imperial American IPA, and it’s back for a limited time at Bridge City Beverage. The beer clocks in at 8% ABV with 100 IBU and is the perfect blend of bitterness and fruitiness. It’s unpasteurized and unfiltered, giving it a full body and hazy appearance – although not technically a hazy IPA, it has some New England-style qualities that any beer fan could enjoy.

John Kimmich, head brewer and co-founder of The Alchemist alongside his wife, Jen Kimmich, created Heady Topper intending to drink it straight from the can. This beer is not to be poured into a glass, ensuring consumption exactly as intended. Even the can clearly states the drinking instructions–better listen!

Customers are limited to one case per person.

Focal Banger

Focal Banger from The Alchemist is here alongside Heady Topper. Focal Banger is an American IPA brewed with Citra and Mosaic hop varieties and contains a medium bitterness with a little less body than Heady Topper. Focal Banger has a 7% ABV and 90 IBU–each beer has a sharp hop bitterness that’s met with a potent citrus hop aroma and flavor.

Focal Banger and Heady Topper each showcase hop flavor and aroma with minimal malt or bread notes. If you enjoy IPAs, these beers are a must-have. If you are just getting into craft beer and looking for new stuff to try, either of these options is for you.

Customers are limited to one 12-pack per person.

For information on the availability of Heady Topper or Focal Banger at Bridge City Beverage, give us a call. Not in the mood for a big IPA? Consider picking up a winter beer. ‘Tis the season, after all!


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