Friday, May 8, 2009
HOP PROJECT #15
For this draft-only version, we hopped our Hop Project #15 with Ahtanum and Columbus as mash hops, First Gold and Galena at the beginning of boil, Ahtanum and Cascade at the end of boil, and then Galena as the dry hop. It's a bit of a departure from the last three or four Hop Projects - Quinn, our head brewer, developed this recipe and was looking for a more mellow, longer-lasting bitterness. So this one doesn't hit you over the head with bitterness at first, but the fruity, mellow hop flavor gives way to hoppy prickliness in the long aftertaste. I like it and I hope you will too! We're waiting on the bottles of Hop Projects #13 and 14 to sell through before we bottle another batch, so this one is available on draft only.