Monday, March 19, 2012

Hop Project 64 being bottled today

Long live Hop Project #63 - but it's time to move on. We will be getting some more Kiwi hops in later this year, but for #64 we wanted to get a little taste of the old country. We brought in three of our favorite English hops - Challenger, Progress, and Target - and used them throughout the batch.

The result? Well, the bitterness is very mellow and clean. It has a great spicy aroma, with hints of candy and orange marmalade. I really like it, and it is a great change of gears from #63. After a couple of batches of #64, enough to get it distributed out to all of our distribution area, we'll be getting some New Zealand hops in for #65.


BeefStu said...

Please tell me you're gonna be able to get some Nelson Sauvin hops for #65!

Paul Downey said...

I really like this change of pace. English hops are under-appreciated. The Challengers I planted a couple weeks ago have just broken the mulch as sproutlets.

Ixolib said...

Never managed to find any #63 down here on the coast in Ocean Springs. I did find some today bottled on APR0412 so I'm assuming thats #64 as the numbers before the date are all smudgy ;P