Wild Leap Brew Co. (LaGrange, Georgia) has officially announced that Three Harvest, a Double IPA brewed in collaboration with hydroponic hop farm Extreme Hops AL (Auburn, Alabama), will return for a Summer 2020 Limited Release in early July.
The second release in Wild Leap’s off-season fresh hop project with Extreme Hops AL, Three Harvest is a Double India Pale Ale brewed with “wet, unkilned whole cone Cascade hop” which were specifically “harvested for immediate introduction into the kettle.” Boasting a wealth of classic “notes of pine and grapefruit [hop] flavors,” the “well-balanced” Three Harvest -Summer 2020 (8.2% ABV) is “thick in body similar to other Wild Leap Double IPAs,”
“When [Ralf DuToit, Head Hop Farmer at Extreme Hops AL], approached us with his hop project, asking us to test the first harvest of his hydroponic hops, we couldn’t believe it,” says Wild Leap Co-Founder and CEO, Anthony Rodriguez. “Hydroponic hop farms in the U.S. are far and few between and generally produce a limited amount of hops. After we tested a small batch, we knew this was the start of something truly unique.”
“Three Harvest is the first beer to come out of our hydroponic hop journey with Extreme Hops AL and it’s nowhere near the last,” says Wild Leap’s Chief Brewing Officer, Chris Elliott. “We’ve been working with Ralf and a research team out of Auburn University on best practices and methods when working with hydroponic hops. We’re adding different cultivations and strains of hops over the next few growing seasons, so consumers can expect our flavor profiles to expand in the near future.”
Curbside pickup for Three Harvest – Summer 2020 began at Wild Leap Brew Co. on July 13 and distribution is scheduled to begin this week. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at select craft beer-focused establishments located within the brewery’s distribution footprint in Georgia. Prost!
Vital Information for Three Harvest – Summer 2020 from Wild Leap Brew Co.
Release – Limited; July 13, 2020
Style – Double India Pale Ale
ABV – 8.2%
IBUs – 38
Featured Hops – Hydroponically grown Cascade hops from Extreme Hops AL
Fun Fact – “Named after the minimum number of harvests it can produce each year, Three Harvest Double IPA bypasses the constraints of growing season to produce fresh hop beers off-season.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Distribution – Georgia
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