Introducing the BOTE Silver King IPL
Our venture into beer started with a simple text from our flagship store leader, Suzy Hunt, to BOTE CEO and Co-Founder Corey Cooper. It read: “Want to make a beer?”
"want to make a beer?"
After learning it’d be with the super local brewery that creates beers representing the area and lifestyle, Destin Brewery, we didn’t see much reason to procrastinate. So in 2021, we launched the beginning of a spot-on collaboration with Destin Brewery Founder and Owner Kelly Taylor.
First, we brought out BOTE Beer, a Session IPA that’s fruit-forward with a clean and crisp finish and a low ABV of 4.2%, so you can drink a few without falling off your SUP board. Then we released the Rackham Red Ale, a boozy red ale with hints of molasses, vanilla, and cherry, clocking in at 7.6% ABV. This one is a slow sipper, folks, and if you hit Destin Brewery at the right time, you’re likely to find one or both of these beers featured in their taproom or their retail space.
It only makes sense to keep going. So we’re here to announce our third Destin Brewery collaboration beer, the Silver King IPL. And it’s a goodie, thanks to our very dedicated taste testers here at BOTE.
Introducing the BOTE Silver King IPL.
WHAT EVEN IS AN IPL?
To be honest, we’ve never heard of an IPL either, which means it’s right up our alley. Stand Apart and Drink Together.
IPL stands for India Pale Lager, which is basically the offspring of a traditional India Pale Ale (IPA) and a Premium American Lager. Typically golden in color, the malt profile is often clean yet bready. Adding some hoppy magic from beer guru Kelly Taylor, he describes Silver King IPL so well our mouths are watering.
“Silver King IPL has a clean malty profile. The very low yeast esters allow the citrus, tropical, and passion fruit notes to shine through from the Galaxy and Motueka hops. An enticing taste and a clean finish make this brew impossible to ignore. Some breweries think of their lagers as ‘the king of beers.’ But we know, for a fact, that this IPL is without a doubt the ‘Silver King of Beers’!” - Kelly Taylor, Destin Brewery CEO and Founder
The Silver King of Beers; it’s got a nice ring to it.
"SIlver King IPL has a clean malty profile. The very low yeast esters allow the citrus, tropical, and passion fruit notes to shine through from the Galaxy and Motueka hops. An enticing taste and a clean finish make this brew impossible to ignore. Some breweries think of their lagers as ‘the king of beers.’ But we know, for a fact, that this IPL is without a doubt the ‘Silver King of Beers’!"
- Kelly taylor, Destin Brewery CEO and Founder
WHO'S GONNA LOVE DRINKING IT?
Calling all beer drinkers, Silver King IPL is a must-try. Are you a hardcore double IPA fanatic? The Silver King will challenge your hoppy profile with its fruity notes that finish clean. Or do you stick to traditional lagers for a smooth ride? Silver King will take you on that same smooth ride, with some flavorful stops along the way. It’s the perfect compromise if you’re showing up to a buddy’s house where all your friends have different beer preferences, and we hate even saying compromise because it’s so far from it.
"As a fan of IPAs, I was a bit skeptical of an IPL. Honestly, I had never heard of that style of beer before. After trying the Silver King IPL, I was sold. It has the hoppy flavor of an IPA yet finishes exceptionally clean. My favorite BOTE beer to date!"
- Rob McAbee, BOTE Creative Director
Lower ABV than a traditional IPA but higher than a lager, the Silver King can hang with you for a bit without having to call it an early night. With an ABV of 5.9%, you can enjoy more of this tasty beer before switching to our BOTE Beer Session IPA.
WHO IS THE SILVER KING?
What is the Silver King? Sometimes a name is inspired by a season. Sometimes it’s inspired by a moment in time. In this case, the name ‘Silver King’ was inspired by, arguably, the most sought after gamefish in the world - the tarpon. The tarpon has the ability to make even the most seasoned angler weak in the knees. Its strength, speed and aerial acrobatics is one of the holy grails of the fly fishing world. Known for its tribal vibe and colorful yet blended palette, our Bug Slinger™ designs often uses the tarpon as a central theme in reverence to this fish.
Our Bug Slinger™ variations in the Rackham Aero and Rackham Gatorshell SUP boards, the LONO Aero Inflatable Kayak with APEX Pedal Drive, the Rover Aero and Rover Gatorshell Micro Skiffs, and our KULA 5 Cooler all contain a throughline that is both familiar yet unique. A design made for angler enthusiasts, it’s no surprise that ‘Silver King’ is also the nickname for tarpon, a famous and well-matched opponent for our SUP fishermen and women.
The Silver King and Bug Slinger™ collection have always been a little bit of an outcast at BOTE, with its edgy design characteristics and color profile that veers away from our traditional retro palette, which makes it the perfect name for our outside-of-the-box beer, the Silver King IPL.
GET YOUR HANDS ON IT.
Silver King IPL will be available at the Destin Brewery Taproom and available for purchase at BOTE retail stores, so drink up, stock up, do whatever you got to do to get your hands on the beer that breaks the mold.
Silver King IPL - The perfect blend of flavor, intensity, and smooth finish. It’s the Silver King of Beers, indeed.
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