For the second year in a row, Hampden booze merchant The Wine Source and Highlandtown brewery Monument City Brewing are teaming up to release a hazy IPA named for one of the North Baltimore neighborhood’s most famous spots, The Avenue.
This time around, the businesses will be donating a portion of the proceeds to the Hampden Family Center, which offers support services for people of all ages.
“Our goal is to make this an annual project,” Jed Jenny, beer manager at The Wine Source, said in a statement. “The beer style may change from year-to-year, but the community focus will remain.”
This year’s version has some slight alterations to last year’s batch. Instead of Citrus and Denali hops, the brewers used “an abundance of Grüngeist, Hüll Melon and Cashmere hops,” offering hints of passion fruit, melon and citrus in the 6.5 percent ABV beer.
Cans of The Avenue will hit The Wine Source’s shelves on Friday, and appear on tap at local bars the following week.