Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Yazoo Hop Project #21, Return of Fresh Hop, on tap this Thursday Sept 16 at Yazoo Taproom

Become One with the Hop at the Yazoo Taproom this weekend as we unwrap the freshest, most incredible hop experience ever. This is probably the best Hop Project we have ever made. It's not the most aggressive, not the most in-your-face beer. It's kind of like the pretty girl next door, friends, nothing more - until you realize you are madly in love and can't stop thinking about her. This beer starts with a juicy-fruit aroma, nicely balanced with some sweet toasty malt notes. The first sip is deceiving, as you think, "This is not overly hoppy, nicely balanced..." Then, as you swirl it around in your mouth and swallow, the waves of bitterness hit, and hit, and hit, pitching you like a surfer who didn't quite make the 'pipe...

If you ever wondered what exactly Amarillo hops do for a beer, this is your one-stop shop for Amarillo flavor. We bittered it with Amarillo hops from last year's harvest, and then started adding over 200 lbs of fresh-off-the-vine, airlifted from Yakima valley the night before, wet Amarillo hops from my the best hop-growing connection , Darren Gamache. As anyone who follows Yazoo knows, I love Amarillo hops. I would shoot Amarillo hops straight into my veins if that was practical.

Luckily for me and you, this latest Hop Project is a much better way to become one with the Amarillo Hop. This absolutely will not last long, because we only made one batch and we are bottling half of it. The bottles will be out in store soon... but honestly, something this good needs to be experienced on tap fresh at the source. Please come out to the Yazoo taproom this weekend, and save me from drinking it all myself!

5 comments:

Greg said...

can't wait to grab a pint and take a growler home!

Greg said...

ps - this is delicious.

Matt said...

The Yazoo Hop Project is the best beer made in the state hands down. Thanks for making such a quality ale.

Dusty said...

Had a pint last Thursday...left with two growlers. 21 is the real deal!

CK1 said...

I snagged three growlers last night of #21! It is amazing -- my favorite of the Hop Projects, by far.

Wish you could do the fresh hop year-round. It is very good.