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Thirst No Longer, Citizens: The Defender Is Here!

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With a whoosh of hops, a bold new Defender emerges! Sixth in our series, this year’s Defender IPA is a heroically hopped golden IPA featuring strong notes of tropical fruit, citrus, and melon, well-muscled hop bitterness and an incredibly dry finish. Our new hero springs from the Jack Kirby era of comics, with a striking profile, the astonishing ability to leap tall buildings with an armload of kegs, and a trusty utility belt full of beer. Together, they stand ready to Defend Beer alongside you, dear citizen.

Where to start, you ask? Why, at your local bars and stores, of course. Defender IPA is already on the way to taps, shelves and refrigerators across the world to bring about truth, justice, and excellent beer. Plus, we’re celebrating our sixth year of making Defender IPA the official beer of New York Comic Con by making it available at every concession.

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Can’t make it to New York Comic Con, but still love to party? We know you do. You can find plenty of festivities near you on our Events page, but the big one is happening right here in our Tasting Room. RSVP here and join us for the official launch party on Thursday, September 14 for:

  • Raffles including four-day New York Comic Con passes, with bonus entries for cosplayers
  • Cosplay contest for Brooklyn prizes and bragging rights
  • A free Defender pint glass with each ticket, while supplies last
  • Free pizza courtesy of Sizzle Pie, while slices last
  • Superhero Instagram Story Contest for Brooklyn swag and glory
  • Photo opportunities with the Defender himself
  • Coaster decorating station and other creative outlets
  • A stunning Defender cake from Rock Candy Cakes

For the complete rundown on the Defender, the beer, the parties, and more, click over to and get informed. Otherwise, get ready to grab a Defender IPA and meet us out there to #DefendBeer.

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