Summer of Hops

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The end of July and beginning or August marks the return of our Summer of Hops Series : as many people leave town on vacations and many places close for a few weeks, we take the opportunity to brew some special beers for those still around. As last year, expect 3 special beers, starting with Dwarf Hops Club which will be available from next Wednesday July 27 at several bars like La Fine Mousse, Les Trois 8 or Le Supercoin, and from Saturday July 30 in growlers at our workshop.

Here is the program :

– Dwarf Hops Club, 5.5%

Extra pale ale brewed with oats and lactose and four different varieties of “dwarf hop” varieties including experimental ADHA 484. Expect fresh peach hop flavor and aroma layered over a creamy malt body. More information on dwarf hop scan be found here : http://www.adha.us/

– Golden IPA, 7.1%

A golden ale rich in hop character. Potently charged with Summit, Columbus, and Equinox hops, this IPA has a resinous, earthy hop character with a lasting bitter finish. Orange pith, lime zest, and green pepper.

– Strissel & Fils, 5.3%

A light bodied amber lager (first one for us !), Strissel & Fils blends traditional Alsatian hops with new experimental variety GJ2, all of which stem from the classic Alsatian variety Strisselspalt (hence the name, Strissel & Sons). Expect a crisp lager with malt complexity and a robust Old World hop character. Herbal, floral, exotic fruits.

 

Mark your agendas now : there will be a Summer of Hops quiz night at Le Supercoin on August 24 with the 3 Summer of Hops beers on tap.

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Thanks again to David Rager for the designs !