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The toucan is a colorful bird species that can be recognized by its distinctive, slightly curved beak. The animals, up to 65 centimeters long, are found mainly in the tropics, where they feed on fruit, insects and lizards. A stylized form of the toco toucan adorns the logo of the Novo Brazil brewery from Chula Vista, California. The home of the brewery is also home to some magnificent species of toucans.
As a homage to the pretty birds, the brewery not only came up with the appropriate logo, but also created a beer: 2Can is a hoppy India Pale Ale with a pun in the title. 2Can not only means “two cans” in translation, but is also pronounced the same as the English name of the toucan. The IPA is as strong and tasty as two traditional beers and features the toucan on its label.
The brew is based on the classic West Coast IPA and owes its strong taste to dry hopping with the varieties Simcoe, Amarillo, Centennial, Cascade and Citra. The aromatic quintet conjures up juicy notes of grapefruit and other citrus fruit, floral hints and spicy pine resin into the beer. The 7.0% alcohol content is cleverly integrated into the taste, the same applies to the relatively gentle 45 bitter units.
Here’s to the toucan and its beer equivalent!
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