Wet Hop American Summer '14
60 pounds of wet Simcoe hops + a splash of Wildflower honey + one batch of unfiltered and unfettered India Pale Lager = Wet Hop American Summer 2014. For this year we decided to go with a simple Pilsner base recipe to really let the beautiful hop character shine through and then ferment with a clean Czech Pilsner yeast for a crisp yet wonderfully complex and unconventional lager. A pale straw yellow, W.H.A.S. ’14 boasts big tropical fruit and melon notes with hints of fresh cut grass and spice. The Wildflower honey added helps to thin out the body while adding unique fruit flavors, perfectly complimenting the tropical grassy flavor of the Simcoe hops. To bring out a full array of nuance, hops were added not only at the end of the boil but also directly to the fermenter where W.H.A.S. ’14 sat with full hop-contact during the entire lagering (aging) stage of conditioning.
Wet Hop American Summer '14 will be tapped on Friday, 9/26/14 and will be available until it is gone.
Due to limited availability, our Brewpub Exclusives are not available for growler fills.
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