Night Shift Morph 4/23/15

Is a new recipe a new beer? Stone recently made all sorts of Stone Marketing about how they were changing the recipe for Ruination, their DIPA. They state that new hops  and hopping techniques are available, that were nonexistent ten years ago. They argue that to not change is impossible writing,”It takes a prohibitively massive ego,… Continue reading Night Shift Morph 4/23/15

Columbus Brewing Company Yakima Fresh Hop

THE BEER As we have recently discussed, autumn is the time for hop harvests and therefore the rare window for fresh/wet hopped beer. GABF occurs in the same season. One brewery that stood out in 2014 judging for hoppy brews was central Ohio’s Columbus Brewing Company. Head brewer Tony Corder and his team took home… Continue reading Columbus Brewing Company Yakima Fresh Hop

Fat Head’s Hop Stalker Fresh Hop IPA

The state of Oregon grows a lot of hops. This has lead logically, to a large number of breweries; Portland claiming more breweries per capita than any city in the US. No matter their location, most often work with hops in the form of dried out pellets. However,  the brewers with access to the limited… Continue reading Fat Head’s Hop Stalker Fresh Hop IPA

Half Acre Daisy Cutter

Canned Pale Ales and IPAs, still fairly uncommon in most US markets, happen to be some of the tastiest pale ales on American shelves these days. Dale’s Pale Ale rightly gets credit as the first boldly hopped beer to be canned in-house by Oscar Blues back in 2002. Since then many others such as Surly… Continue reading Half Acre Daisy Cutter