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Sierra Nevada Brewers Dozen: Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA

Posted by John Eckhart Posted on Oct - 24 - 2013

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Dear Enotecans,

September’s Brewer’s Dozen never showed up on the truck and October’s came in late, but that’s OK. Sign up for Keg Tap Texts to get a message as soon as it is tapped.

Just Tapped: Brewers Dozen for October – Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA

Reminders Today:

facebookCome take a picture of you and your Brewers Dozen pint and post it on Facebook to enter to win a Free Growler fill or Wine Flight!

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Enoteca Drinkery & Refuge is a full service bar featuring 11 rotating craft beer only tap handles, a snazzy wine list and wine flights, an up scale Bourbon & Scotch list, and hand crafted fresh & flavorful cocktails.  We are Food Friendly, which means you can bring your own food, including ordering from any of the 5 neighboring restaurants!

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Northern Hemisphere Harvest Wet Hop IPA

The first wet hop Harvest ale. From the fields and into the kettle in less than 24 hours.

Northern Hemisphere Harvest Ale is the beer that launched the “wet hop” craze here in America. Brewed with wet hops plucked straight from the fields in Yakima, WA, and into our brew kettles within 24 hours of growing on the vine, Northern Hemisphere does not take shortcuts. Because hops are incredibly perishable, using hops “wet,” or un-dried, preserves all of the precious oils and resins for a unique drinking experience.

Wet Hop versus Fresh Hop

Over recent years, there has been some confusion about the difference between fresh and wet hops. While it may seem like semantics, to us it’s an important distinction.

Wet Hops are un-dried hops, picked and shipped from the growing fields within 24 hours.

Fresh Hops are the freshest dried hops to come from the fields, typically within seven days of harvest.

Over 90% of the world’s hop harvest happens between August 31 and October 31, and these hops are used throughout the calendar year. Can hops possibly be the same on November 1, one day after harvest, as they are on July 25, nearly one year after growing in the fields? The answer is no. We think of hops like dry kitchen spices—the flavor of thyme or rosemary right after the jar is opened is far more intense than it is six months later. The same can be said for hops. There are ways to control the way hops age and to reformulate and readjust as some of the aromas fade, but there’s nothing like the magic of the first bales of hops as fresh as can be. That is the stuff dreams are made of!

6.2% ABV, 67 IBUs

Brewers Dozen

Guess which bar is the exclusive north Idaho destination for the Brewers Dozen promotion by Sierra Nevada? You guessed it, Enoteca Drinkery & Refuge. Sierra Nevada recognizes that we’ve been drinking a lot of their beer, because it’s good, and now there is a very cool promotion coming our way.

Brewers Dozen Limited Draught Calendar

Sierra Nevada is releasing a different unique and amazing craft beer each month of the year, and two in August, making a Brewers Dozen (13) different beers. We’ll be tapping one each month and announcing it via this email list. If you want to know right away when the keg is tapped, join the Keg Tap Text service which sends you a text message when a new keg is tapped. People on the Keg Tap Text service knew about this keg a week ago!

Get a Free Sierra Nevada T-Shirt

Come on down when we tap a new keg, and have a pint. Make sure it’s under your name and account, complete with postal address. We’ll keep track and if you succeed in ordering a pint from every single keg of the Brewers Dozen, you will receive a free Sierra Nevada T-Shirt!

These are all small batch, small keg beers, so we won’t be doing growler fills, and even then there are only an estimated 40 pints per keg. To get the T-Shirt you have to order a pint from every keg, so when it gets tapped, better hurry!

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Categories: Craft Beer

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