LACOMBE, AB – Blindman Brewing has announced the release of the Fresh Hop Ale 2×2 4-Pack, a mixed pack featuring 473 ml cans of pair of new fresh hop ales.
Alberta Fresh Hop Blonde Ale (6.1% abv) is described as follows:
We got Centennial hops from our friends Jenelle and Shayne of Hop To It about 18km down the road to put in a nice blonde ale. Even a couple of us spent a good part of a Saturday picking the hops by hand. (Pro tip: Hops are scratchy. Wear gloves.) We got those into the beer in under 7 hours from the start of picking, and made a beautifully balanced blonde ale with all the freshness and terroir of some Alberta grown good stuff.
Yakima Fresh Hop Pale Ale (5.8% abv) has the following notes:
We convinced one of our suppliers Hopsteiner in Yakima, Washington (the epicenter of the hop universe) to overnight us 2 boxes. They were harvested, packed, and then flown to Calgary, where we were waiting at the airport with a van to scurry them up to Lacombe. About 24 hours after harvested, they were in the beer. This Pale Ale has a lot more oomph to it. Big citrus and pineapple flavours are surrounded with a classic West Coast hop bitterness that really awakens the palate.
The Blindman Fresh Hop Ale pack is available now at Blindman Brewing and select beer retailers in Alberta.
Source & Photo: Blindman Brewing press release