Post Date September 2, 2014
Our 117 Pale Ale is intensely hopped with 3 varieties of American hops; Chinook, Cascade and Centennial.
As any new brewery will tell you, sourcing popular American hops is one of the biggest challenges. It’s not as easy as calling a supplier and placing an order. Most popular varieties, that you see in most hoppy beers today, are contracted out several years in advance. While we make plenty of beers without these varieties, our house Pale Ale and rotating IPAs use a large portion of these somewhat elusive hops so it’s prudent we stay well stocked. Fortunately for us, craft breweries who over-purchase hops for future years sell off their extra supply to other breweries in need. That allows us to get the hops we need at a fair price. It also requires constantly checking Classifieds to see what’s available as the market moves quickly.
Our 117 Pale Ale is intensely hopped with 3 varieties of American hops; Chinook, Cascade and Centennial. We’ll try to always have 2 IPAs rotating through as well, chock full of the aromatic/juicy hops that are so very difficult to get our hands on. Pictured is our 117 Pale Ale.
John (The Brewer)