SweetWater Brewing Company (Atlanta, Georgia) recently announced the return of two hop hash laden brews, Hash Session India Pale Ale and Hash Brown Hop Hash Infused India Brown Ale.
First up in this hop hash bonanza is Hash Session IPA. This offering debuted in spring as a seasonal release, but massive popularity and rave reviews has SweetWater Brewing bringing it back as their newest year-round brew. This 4.2% ABV, sessionable IPA has a light base of malts – Maris Otter, Pilsner, Wheat & Midnight Wheat – to allow the impressive hop bill – Bravo hops & Amarillo hop hash, then dry hopped with Ahtanum, El Dorado & Crystal – to have the full attention of your palate. This hop treatment provides aromas and flavors of tropical citrus, light spice, floral goodness, and some “pear and watermelon characteristics.”
Hash Session IPA is available now in cans thanks to SweetWater’s Fall Variety Pack. This offering will then become available throughout the brewery’s distribution area at the end of the month in the following packaging options: 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, (NEW!) 15-packs of 12 oz. cans, 12-pack of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.
Hash Brown Hop Hash Infused India Brown Ale returns as the fall installment of the Catch & Release Series, SweetWater Brewing’s lineup of fantastic seasonal brews. This beer changes any impressions you had of the Brown Ale style by taking a chocolate and caramel malt base and then dosing it heavily with resiny, citrusy hops. Aggressive hop qualities are balanced by the perfect level of malt sweetness to provide you with an absolutely amazing drinking experience. Hash Brown weighs in at 6.2% ABV and 60 IBUs.
Hash Brown is also rolling out in cans now in the Fall Variety Pack with plenty more packaging options to follow by the end of August. Look for this limited seasonal to be available in Alabama, Florida and throughout SweetWater’s distribution footprint in the following packages: 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 12 packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft. Hash Brown will be available through October.
Lovers of lupulin, you now have the information you need to get your hop hash fix. Keep an eye on those craft beer shelves and taps to get your hands on some Hash Session IPA and Hash Brown beginning this month. Prost!
Vital Information on Hash Session IPA from SweetWater Brewing Company
Release – Year-round starting in August
ABV – 4.2%
IBUs – 55
Hops – Bravo & Amarillo Hop Hash. Dry Hop: Ahtanum, El Dorado & Crystal
Malts – Maris Otter, Pilsner, Wheat & Midnight Wheat
Packaging – 6 pack 12 oz bottles, 15 pack (new!) 12 oz cans, carton 12 oz bottles, in Fall Variety Packs, and on draft
Vital Information on Hash Brown Hop Hash Infused India Brown Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
Release – Seasonal, August to October
ABV – 6.2%
IBUs – 60
Hops – Mandarina Bavaria, Bravo, Hop Hash, Simcoe & Centennial
Malts – 2-Row, Wheat, Pale Chocolate, Cara-Brown & Midnight Wheat
Packaging – 6 pack 12 oz bottles, case 12 oz bottles, 12 oz cans in Fall Variety Pack only, and on draft