Our bestest buds at Double Mountain Brewery in Hood River, OR recently got their bottling line up and running. In addition to 4 year round beer s in bottles they are releasing their beloved fresh hop beers in the half liter German-style hand grenade bottles next weekend.
For the first time ever, these fresh hop beers will be available in limited quantities and will be sold only at the Taproom in Hood River, while supplies last. Bottle sales will begin on September 29, 2012 at 11:00 am (1/2 hour earlier than usual), to coincide with the Hood River Hops Festival. Bottles will be $5 and cases price is $75.
For those who do not plan to travel to Hood River, there is a Portland release coming up as well.
» KILLER RED « NEW!
“Fresh Hop Strong IRA”
It’s harvest time again, which means using just-picked hops straight from Sodbuster Farm in the Willamette Valley. Our choice of hops for the Killer Green were a little late this year, so we decided to craft a sister brew with fresh Perles to fill the thirsty void. Killer Red has distinct apple/pine/orange notes from the hops, and pulls that biscuit/caramel character you find in our India Red Ale (“IRA”). Drinks like it’s IRA, but the extra strength is worth respecting. 7.2% ABV, 88 BU
» KILLER GREEN «
Fresh Hop Strong IPA
This years’ Killer Green clocked in a little stronger than last year. (And we like that...) The Brewers Gold hops that we used fresh, also from Sodubster Farms, had a longer growing season, resulting in a more intense hop aroma and mouthfeel. Less fruity than its Red-headed cousin and a tad sweeter on the palate, the hop character in the KG delivers herbal notes, toward mint and oregano with a hint of the Jamaican highland.
I and I approve. 7.5% ABV, 97 BU