Bale Breaker Brewing Company, a family-owned brewery on a hop farm in Yakima, Washington, has collaborated with Seattle’s Cloudburst Brewing. Citra Slicker Wet Hop IPA (fresh vs. wet hops) is an award-winning beer first brewed in 2014 with Elysian Brewing’s former co-owner/brewmaster Dick Cantwell. Cloudburst Brewing co-founder Steve Luke is also an Elysian Brewing alumni who worked under Cantwell.
More from a press release:
Each September during hop harvest, the two breweries come together in the heart of hop country to brew this heavily dry-hopped yet light in color and body beer. With notes of tangerine, tropical, pine, and floral, this IPA is all about the fresh, farm-grown Citra® hops that are handpicked from Loftus Ranches’ picking machine and poured directly in the brew kettle in a four-minute turnaround. And for the first time ever Citra Slicker Wet Hop IPA will be available in freshly minted 16oz. cans, giving fans an opportunity to enjoy at home or at their favorite local bar.