Good news! We finally got ATF approval of our Hop Project label, and as soon as the labels get printed, you'll start seeing bottles of Hop Project in your favorite beer stores! At first we're going to concentrate on getting it out in good beer stores in Nashville, but we will probably be able to get some out to Huntsville, Birmingham, Knoxville, and Memphis after that.
The hops used in each batch will be different, to a degree. To get enough hops to ensure a long run of Hop Project, we had to commit to buying a significant amount of Galena and Zeus for bittering. But each batch will feature a new blend and a mystery hop addition. Whenever we bottle a batch, I'll post on our blog what hops we used, and where in the process we added them. You'll be able to look on the side of the label, see the bottled-on date, and find the post on our blog about the hops used.
To begin, we'll be releasing the Hop Project as the next beer in our Brewmaster's Reserve 4-pack. We plan to move Hop Project into six-packs in time to make way for our next Brewmaster's Reserve beer in the summer, which will be the organic summer ale we made for the Americana Folk Festival last year.
Anyway, for all of you who have been waiting for the Hop Project in bottles, the wait will soon be over! And a little teaser... I think the Hop Project from test bottles we made, tastes even better than on draft! I'm just say'n, maybe we do a little something extra for the bottled version? You'll have to find out!