It’s a little bit longer than a mile between Carpenter Ranches and Cornerstone Farms, but we were happy to make the trek so that we could pick up Simcoe hops from two of Yakima Valley’s elder statesmen of hop farms. The drive between the two was every shade of green, and we allowed ourselves to zone out, roll the window down, and take it all in. The two terroirs resulted in noticeable differences – one with more pronounced pine, one with sweeter grapefruit notes – and when combined, create a depth of flavor that is a fantastic representation of all that Simcoe has to offer. The end result is a balanced, feel good beer with 16#/bbl of wetness that might leave a tear in your eye…due to allergies…or dust…whatever, we’re not crying, you’re crying.
7.5% abv, 60 IBUs