As Wet As It Gets
The last few years, some of our favorite Wet Hop IPAs have resulted from picking up the same hop variety on the same day, at different farms. There are SO many variables involved during hop season – from agronomics and farm location to picking equipment and kilns – that it’s always an interesting practice in comparison. Like, it never gets old. IT’S THE EXACT SAME HOP! BUT SO SUBTLY DIFFERENT! This go around, we picked up Simcoe from Perrault Farms and then drove a few miles down Fort Road to get some more at Cornerstone Ranches. Both of these farms do a fantastic job with this variety, and this year is no different. The end result packs a depth of ruby red grapefruit, satsuma, and spruce tips. Does it get any wetter than this? We think not.