Fresh hop season is officially upon us, and the folks at Full Sail Brewing Co. (Hood River, Oregon) are celebrating this glorious time of year with the release 8 Pound Pale Fresh Hop Ale.
Arriving as the latest offering from Full Sail Brewing Co.’s Brewmaster Reserve series, 8 Pound Pale Fresh Hop Ale is a small-batch American Pale Ale that has been “brewed with eight pounds of local, freshly harvested Centennial hops per barrel.” To make this beer go “from farm to tank in three hours”, Full Sail brewers Chris Davis and Greg Doss ventured out to “B&D Farms in Saint Paul, Oregon on harvest day last month to procure fresh, wet hops from the field” and then immediately returned to the brewery to begin the brewing process. This offering – like all Wet Hop/Harvest Ales – proves to be a unique experience each year, so here’s what you can expect from this year’s 8 Pound Pale Fresh Hop Ale:
“This year’s 8 Pound Pale Fresh Hop Ale explodes with bright tropical notes,” says Full Sail brewer Greg Doss. “A blend of pale and wheat malts created a light golden base which we packed with Willamette Valley-grown Centennial Hops, only hours off the vine. Beautiful fresh-hop aromas of tropical fruit and citrus are complemented nicely with subtle malt notes. This refreshing beer is high on hop aromatics yet well balanced.”
8 Pound Pale Fresh Hop Ale will officially release in late-September and will be available as long as supplies last. Once released, this Limited Release offering will be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Florida, Georgia, Oregon, and throughout the rest of Full Sail Brewing Co.’s distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for 8 Pound Pale Fresh Hop Ale from Full Sail Brewing Co.
Release – Limited/Brewmaster Reserve, late-September 2017
Style – American Pale Ale/Harvest Ale
ABV – 5.6%
IBUs – 54
Featured Hops – Freshly harvested Centennial hops
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://fullsailbrewing.com/where-to-buy/