Phillips Releases 2015 Edition of Green Reaper IPA

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VICTORIA, BCPhillips Brewing has announced the release of this year’s version of an annual ale that celebrates the best of BC’s local hops harvest.

Green Reaper Fresh Hop IPA debuted in 2012 in a version made using freshly harvested Williamette hops, and returned in 2013 and 2014 with Cascade-hopped editions.

For this year’s release, not only was the hop variety switched up again, but local malt was also used for the first time:

This year’s Reaper uses Vancouver Island barley malted right here at our malting facility! On the hop side of things Green Reaper is packed with fresh Centennial hops which were shipped straight from Sartori Farm in Chilliwack and into our brew kettle. Grapefruit aroma and flavours are underpinned with slight floral hints. This IPA remains subtly sweet, featuring a vibrancy and delicacy that can only come from full-cone, never-dried hops.

Green Reaper is available in 650 ml bottles at select private liquor retailers in BC and at the Phillips retail store while supplies last. A tasting event featuring free samples of Green Reaper on draught will take place at the brewery on Wednesday October 7th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.

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