Border Hop West Coast Pale Ale (6% abv):
Brewers from Cabin, Last Best, and Bale Breaker all worked together in the Calgary brew scene once upon a time, way back when. They do so enjoy getting together to make magic, so a return trip across the border during hop harvest at the end of summer this year saw this hop-fuelled beauty remade – this time tasting even better!
Border Hop West Coast Pale Ale features the wonderfully aromatic experimental hop HBC 586 and “frozen fresh” hops from Yakima Chief Hops – the closest thing you’ll get around these parts to plucking a hop cone, crushing it in your grabby little fingers and inhaling deeply. Last year we used frozen fresh Mosaic hops. This year we switched it up to frozen fresh Simcoe hops. Expect bright notes of mango, nectarine, guava, lychee, and a hint of berry.
Border Hop is available now at the Cabin taproom, retail store, and online shop, and select beer retailers in Alberta.
Source & Photo: Cabin Brewing