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Ninkasi Brewing Releasing ‘Green Haze’ Fresh Hop Pale Ale

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It’s that hop harvest time of the year, where we can look forward to beers like Ninkasi Brewing Company‘s fresh hopped pale ale, Green Haze. Brewed with 400 pounds of fresh Centennial hops per batch and available for a limited time, Green Haze is full of citrusy and floral hop flavor. Beer drinkers will be able to find Green Haze on tap at select accounts throughout Ninkasi’s distribution footprint.

Cultivated just 70 miles from Ninkasi’s brewing facilities at Goschie Farms in Silverton, Oregon, Ninkasi transported 2,000 pounds of freshly-picked Centennial whole cone hops from farm to brewery in just over an hour. As soon as the hops arrived at the brewery, 400 pounds were tossed into the brew kettle for the first batch. Ninkasi’s team of brewers worked through the night, brewing 36 straight-hours to produce five batches of Green Haze.

 

Gayle Goschie (left) and Jamie Floyd (right)

 

“Once we started brewing, our brewery became a hop dream,” says Jamie Floyd, Ninkasi co-founder and founding brewer. “The fresh Centennial hops immediately filled the brewhouse with lemon and floral hop aromas; an enticing hop profile to capture in this pale ale.”

For more than 130 years, Goschie Farms has grown crops in Silverton with 550 acres dedicated solely to the hops. A leader in its industry for sustainable practices, Goschie Farms was the first hop farm in the nation to be certified Salmon-Safe. “I’ve known Gayle for over a decade and her farm is a testament to her multi-generational, family dedication to farming hops,” explains Floyd. “Gayle’s commitment to food safety and sustainability is inspiring.”

Green Haze Stats
Green Haze is an ode to Oregon and everything green. Cultivated by Goschie Farms, a mere 70 miles from the brewery, 400 pounds of fresh Centennial hops are transported from farm to brew kettle in just over an hour. Full of citrus and floral hop notes, Green Haze captures the freshest hops of the year.

  • Style:Fresh-Hopped Pale Ale
  • Series:Rare & Delicious Series
  • Available:September 2017
  • ABV:5.3%
  • IBU:40
  • Malt:Pilsner, Crystal 15, Carahell, Flaked Barley
  • Hops:Fresh-picked Centennial
  • Packaging:Draft

 

To track down Green Haze on-tap, use Ninkasi’s Delicious Beer Finder.

Founder of The New School and most frequent contributor Ezra Johnson-Greenough has worked in the craft beer industry for almost 10 years, doing everything from illustrating beer labels to bartending at renowned beer bars and breweries like Belmont Station, Apex, Laurelwood and Upright Brewing. He has also had a hand in creating events like the Portland Fruit Beer Festival, Portland Beer Week, and the Brewing up Cocktails series. He is available for freelance consultation in marketing, events, graphic design and branding. Contact: [email protected]

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