Thirsty Dog Brewing Co. will release its new Pineapple IPA on draft starting at 4 p.m. today (Jan. 31) at the Akron brewery and its East Bank brewpub in Cleveland.

"IPAs continue to be a big part of the market and people really like to explore all the different areas of IPAs," co-owner John Najeway said. "The fruited IPAs have been very well received."

Thirsty Dog offers other fruited beers, including the flavorful and popular Raspberry Ale and Blood Hound Blood Orange IPA -- both of which have big fruit flavor. The Pineapple IPA has fruit on the aroma but still the hop character of an IPA, Najeway said.

Head brewer Brandon Benson will offer the beer on draft Saturday at a tasting at the Northside Marketplace in Akron for the grand opening of the new Local Brew, Belle Vie and Akron Creamery shops. Thirsty Dog also will serve barrel-aged Siberian Night infused with Bent Tree Coffee, Labrador Lager, Irish Setter Red, Dante Heaven and Helles, Twisted Kilt and Imperial Leghumper.

Pineapple IPA six-packs are expected to hit the market in mid-February. They will retail for $10.99.