VICTORIA, BC – Phillips Brewing has announced that the first offering from its Phillips Fermentorium distillery is now available as a stand-alone product, following its preview release earlier this year as an add-on with a limited edition 13th anniversary beer.
Hop Drop is a 29% abv hop-infused liqueur that is described as follows:
Hop Drop is an artisanal hop liqueur crafted to celebrate the classic hop flavours the Phillips team infuses into their brews! Real hops are transformed into an incredibly potent elixir where explosions of fresh pine and bright bitterness are balanced in a blanket of soft sweetness. Its depth of flavour is robust enough to enjoy on its own poured gently over ice, or it can be ‘dropped’ into another beer to instantly raise the ABV and infuse the brew with bright, hoppy flavours.
In its earlier debut, a vial of Hop Drop was attached to each bottle of 13 Knots in a Hangman’s Noose, a double IPA brewed to a strength of 11.9% abv, the maximum allowed for beers produced in British Columbia. Adding the vial to the beer would raise it to 13% abv, matching the anniversary year.
For its solo release, Hop Drop is being offered in 50 ml and 200 ml formats. It’s available now at the Phillips retail store, and soon at select private liquor stores in Victoria, Vancouver Island and Metro Vancouver.