More Than Mango.
Art by Bharati Sukul Kemraj (@bharatikemraj) | Up and Comers Limited-Release Series
Thick, creamy, and sweet, the Mango Lassi is a staple in South Asian cuisine. So when we started working with our friend and Bronx-based community culture ambassador Bharati Sukul Kemraj on our latest Up & Comer – a Mango Lassi inspired IPA was a no brainer.
This silky-smooth IPA boasts rich mango flavor via fresh mango puree, with a touch of lactose to mimic the yogurt used in a traditional Mango Lassi. We’ve also added raw honey, cardamom, ginger, fennel, black pepper, and cumin all in the whirlpool to elevate this brew into a truly flavorful twist on the traditional drink.
Opal, Jarrylo, and Pioneer hops will also add hints of pine, citrus, and herbs to round out the flavor.
With help from Bharati, we’ve also linked up with Bronx based nonprofit Sapna NYC. Sapna’s mission is to transform the lives of South Asian immigrant women through health education and empowerment. Now working to expand their mission into mental health, Sapna offers services in more than five languages and accepts anyone looking for assistance with healthcare, meals, or literacy. A portion of proceeds from Bollywood in the Bronx will go towards Sapna in support of their mental health work.
But Bharati wasn’t stopping there – she’s also lent her talents as a henna artist to the intricate work on the can’s label.
A true Hindi celebration will help us celebrate the release of Bollywood in the Bronx on Friday, March 26 from 5 to 8 PM. Bharati will be bringing a Bollywood dance performance to the Backyard stage and will be on hand doing henna. Sapna NYC will also be there to share more information about their organization and ways that you can help.
Grain Bill: Pilsen, White Wheat, Carapils, Flaked Oats
Hop Bill: Altus, Opal, Jarrylo, UK Pioneer, Huell Melon
What Else?: Mango Puree, Lactose, Ground Cardamom, Ground Ginger, Dried Fennel, Black Pepper, Ground Cumin, Raw Honey
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