Happy Wednesday everyone, we are halfway through this halloweek! On today’s episode of Hoptober, DJ Jayson and Rhizome Productions’ Matt Leff taste and talk about the seasonal brew from Sierra Nevada, Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA. These hops are grown in the Northern Hemisphere specifically, in Oregon, and brewed within 24 hours of harvesting. Most IPA’s use dried hops, which offers a slightly different flavor profile than fresh off the vine.
This brew contains 6.7% alcohol content and is ultra-smooth. By using these fresh Centennial hops, this beer is simple but packs a slightly bitter punch.
In the Southern Hemisphere around New Zealand and Australia, there are tons of hops being harvested at the same time. This allows Sierra Nevada to use these more fruity tropical hops in different seasonal brews during the warmer months.
Check out this beer at specialty stores or Kroger in the seasonal section. Also, be sure to check out the special prize package giveaway! The pack includes a Cigar City cornhole set, a Hi-Wire can cooler, and many other goodies from some of the other Hoptober breweries. As long as you are 21 or older, you can sign up here for a chance to win!
Keep an eye out for the Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA around Nashville. Looking for more suggestions? Tune in to Lightning 100 at 100.1FM tomorrow at 6:30 am (or for the replay at 6:30 pm) for Wednesday’s episode of Hoptober!
Written by: Madison Sharp