VICTORIA, BC – Hoyne Brewing has announced the release of a wet-hopped ale made using the inaugural harvest from a hops farm that brewery owner Sean Hoyne helped to inspire.
As described in the release announcement, Hope Bay Hop Farm was founded by Richard Piskor, a former professor from UVic that Hoyne met at an event just before he retired, and suggested that he should plant hops on the small farm he was planning on establishing on Pender Island.
Piskor took Hoyne’s advice, and after four years of bringing the hops to maturity and dealing with infestations of aphids and mites, this year’s yield met the size and quality needed for brewing.
Hoyne purchased the full harvest, and used the hops in the 2018 edition of it’s annual Wolf Vine Wet Hopped Pale Ale, which is described as follows:
Wolf Vine is a wet-hopped ale that we brewed from the fresh hops Richard so painstakingly spent years mastering. It’s a delicious, hoppy seasonal beer that is fragrant and imbued with the joyous adventures of Hope Bay Hop Farm and Hoyne Brewing.
Wolf Vine is available now in a limited run of 650 ml bottles while supplies last.
Source & Photo: Hoyne Brewing news blog