VICTORIA, BC – Phillips Brewing has announced the release of two beers – one brand new, the other an annual favourite – that celebrate the best of BC’s local hops harvest.
Brut Lupe (7% abv) is described as follows:
Brut Lupe our first ever Fresh Hop Brut IPA which marries champagne qualities with celebratory bubbles and delicate aromas with dry, bright notes from the fresh Centennial and Cascade hops used in the brew. Innovative brewing techniques and a unique grain bill are combined to craft this extra dry, bright and bubbly experimental release. This crisp and clean body allows for a full bouquet of floral notes with citrus flavour from the fresh Northwest hops and a bone dry finish resulting from zero residual sugar. Follow your nose!
Green Reaper Fresh Hop IPA (6.5% abv) has the following notes:
Our annual Fresh Hop IPA Green Reaper returns with this year’s crop of Maple Bay Centennial and Cascade hops. Starting with a classic west coast IPA base, the 2019 edition of Green Reaper pairs the distinctive pine, lemon peel and grapefruit flavours readily found in these two hop varietals which are enhanced by subtler notes of melon and pear from the wet hop brewing techniques. All of these flavours are wrapped up with a bitter yet floral finish.
Both beers are available now at select private liquor retailers in BC and the Phillips retail store while supplies last.
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