Once a year, during the fall hop harvest, brewers have the opportunity and privilege of using fresh picked hops to create a unique beer that captures the true essence and character of the farmers year long efforts! These three beers each represent a different variety of Michigan hops (Centennial, Cascade and Chinook) grown locally by our hard working friends at Hop Yards of Kent in Rockford. Additionally, al three beers were brewed with the exact same grain bill of barley and wheat in an attempt to showcase the individual characteristics of the hop varieties. 100% of the grain was grown and malted by our friends at Michigan Malt Company in Shepherd, MI! We are proud to present these three creations that are 100% pure Michigan grown flavors!!! Some tasting notes on the hop varieties – Cascade (ABV: 5.8%) – Lowest bitterness contribution. Slightly fruity, orange and floral notes.
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at rockford brewery, citrus and floral aroma, a lot of orange and hop flavor, really good!
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one on draught at the brewpub in Rockford, Michigan. Very piney and floral, highly drinkable.
rumproasts (4718) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Golden with small head. Very crisp cascade hops. Citrus and pine. Yum.
Tmoney99 (13066) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap sample. Poured clear light copper color with an average frothy white head that lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate citrus and floral hop aroma. Medium to abundant with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium to long duration. Very good brew that surpassed my expectations.
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