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… Centennial (ABV: 5.6%) – Most bitter of the three. Piney, grapefruit and floral.
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at rockford brewery, really great citrus and pine aroma...a great flavor of grapefruit, pine, and hops... this was great!
rumproasts (5048) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Golden with small head. Not quite as good as the cascade version. Piney. Still very crisp and tasty.
Tmoney99 (13465) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 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 good lacing. Moderate citrus and floral hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bitter flavor with a moderate bitter finish of medium to long duration. Very good brew that met my expectations.
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