Blame it on an impulse purchase.

And a sailboat purchase at that.

The Daily Growler and Land-Grant Brewing Co. have teamed up to produce a sailboat-inspired New England-style IPA -- and they are offering a special trip on the vessel in May for a few lucky beer drinkers.

The beer, called Corsican IPA because it was made with Corsican citron fruit, will be available at Land-Grant in Columbus on draft starting Jan. 18 and at all three Daily Growler locations (Jan. 18 at Upper Arlington, Jan. 19 at Powell and Jan. 20 at the German Village site). Six-packs, going for $12, also will be available at Land-Grant starting Jan. 21.

The collaboration beer, which is 7.2 percent alcohol by volume, came about after Daily Growler owner John Blakely, who has known Land-Grant co-founder Walt Keys since before the businesses opened, bought a 1975, 25-foot MacGregor Yachts USA sailboat.

The canary yellow boat, which he named The Corsica, had shag carpet and "funky curtains" that surely were classy in the 1970s, Blakely said.

"It's not a luxury boat," he said Wednesday. "I've bought kegs that are more expensive than this boat. It was very much a whim and silly purchase."

He admitted that he didn't even know the boat would float when he purchased it.

He also doesn't know how to sail. But that's not stopping him and Land-Grant from offering a special "Brew Voyage Golden Ticket" campaign that will provide some lucky winners with a trip on The Corsica in May during Columbus Craft Beer Week. (Don't fret. Blakely has a friend who's a sailing instructor.)

One winner will be chosen from each Daily Growler location, and 15 “golden entry tickets” will be hidden inside 6-packs (one winner will randomly be chosen from the 15).

The Brew Voyage likely will be at Alum Creek State Park.

"It’s probable that this beer will be so good that New England IPAs will start to be known as Corsican IPAs in the near future," the Daily Growler joked in a news release.