2013 Fresh Hop IPAs
7.5% ABV | Draft & 750ml Bottles
Available September 2013
We love fresh hop beers. Every autumn, hop bines all over the west coast explode with aromatics cones of lupulin deliciousness. To celebrate the hop harvest, we’ve brewed three Fresh Hop IPAs that highlight three hop varietals and celebrate the fine art of organic hop cultivation at Hopsmeister Farm. Marty and Claudia Kuchinski are passionate about growing super vibrant hops, and it shows in the resulting beers. Try these three single-hop IPAs side by side to experience a single Northern California “hop appellation”, encompassing a wide range of hop flavors and aromas. Each beer is brewed with an identical malt base and hop addition schedules, creating beers where the overall bitterness and aromas are determined by the character of the specific fresh hop used. The fresh hops add a layer of grassy, herbal depth not available anytime except right now, during the peak of the hop harvest.
About Our Hops:
California once overflowed with hop fields (ie, Hopland, CA). Today, all of those hops have long been replaced by grapes—but small farm hops are making a comeback, thanks to farmers like Marty and Claudia Kuchinski at Hops-Meister Hop Farm in Clearlake, California. Tall spires of hops reach for the sky and the air is fragrant with sweet hop aromas. We selected freshly picked Cascade, Chinook and Cluster hops to provide a delicate herbal character to our brews, and a uniquely California terroir to the aromas.