HALIFAX, NS – Today sees the launch of the latest hop-heavy creation of brewmaster Greg Nash at the Hart & Thistle Brewpub in Halifax.
Dubbed Hop Ness Monster, the beer is described by Nash as follows:
At 11% ABV with calculated theoretical IBUs of 533 the Monster is NOT to be messed with. Pummeled with 11 lbs/bbl of hops there’s little doubt ‘Messie’ is the hoppiest beer to ever have been brewed in this country. Brewed with hop pellets as well as whole hops throughout each stage of the brewing process the beer is a testament to just how wonderful these glorious flowers can be – it’s been mash-hopped, 1st wort-hopped, hop-bursted and dry-hopped (again and again) with more hops stuffed in there wherever I could fit them. Hell I ate a hop cone when I brewed it just for shits and giggles.
Hop Ness Monster will be tapped today at 5:00 PM.