Stony Creek Brewery of Branford, Connecticut introduced the first brew in its Crankenstein India Pale Ale (IPA) series in January. The Crankenstein IPA series is a rotating selection of New England style IPAs influenced by West Coast brewing techniques. Beers in the series are available in four-packs of 16-oz. cans in limited quantities. The series was launched with Hatchling 001, a 7.2% ABV IPA brewed with Simpsons Golden Promise Malt, Pilsner malt, and Simcoe and Citra hops, which lend notes of passionfruit and tropical citrus. Every two months, Stony Creek will release a new “Hatchling” in the series with a different combination of hops.