Monday, November 14, 2011

Hop Project 61 out in bottles today

For this batch, we used some Magnum at the beginning of the boil, and then Warrior and Cascade throughout the boil and for dry-hopping in the fermenter.

We have liked using Warrior but it can have a slight tea-like finish. So our goal was to see how well it blended with a classic citrusy hop like Cascade. It has the aggressive upfront bitterness we've come to expect from Warrior, but a mellow grapefruity flavor and aroma.

This batch, #61, will be available in middle TN, and in Knoxville. It's marked NO61NOV14.11 on the label.

And I'd like to note a slight change in our philosophy behind the Hop Project series going forward. We are going to stick with a specific recipe for a little longer than just one batch from here on out, so that we can get each Hop Project out to all of our distribution areas. We plan on making two-three times as much of each recipe before changing to the next one. So the next batch, #62, will be available for a longer time, and hopefully in all the markets we sell our beer. And that's a good thing, since we managed to score a good bit more Galaxy hops for the next one!


Stu said...

mmmmmmm, Galaxy.... #56 was the best Hop Project I've had so far.

Can't wait to try #61. Just hope it is as good as #60 was. (one of my favorites)

ahoffer said...

Can Yazoo beers be bought in Memphis stores?