A celebration of Wisconsin Hops
Availability: On Hiatus. ABV: 6.0%
NOT PRESENTLY IN PRODUCTION :-(
All of the hops for this beer were obtained from Wisconsin, from the Magna Cum Lately straight-A geeks of all things lupine (that means hoppy), Gorst Valley Hops. The trifecta of their 2010 harvest is Nugget, Cascade and Mt. Hood. My goal was to produce a beer with just enough malt to provide structure for the hop heavy recipe without darkening the bright presence of the varieties on display. And indeed, each glass is like a tiny aquarium of Wisconsin hops. No, you can't see bitterness from the Nugget, coupled with the citrus zest of Cascades and the juicy-fruit finish of the Mt. Hood. But every sip is far more pleaseing than the aqua museum that you knew as sea monkeys. That is my bitter promise.