From sprout to burp

By BeertownNZ Mon, 22 May 2017 Central NI

The GodsOwn/Beertown hop project has reached its enjoyable conclusion.

We’ve followed GodsOwn’s hop garden from sprouting in spring, through to harvesting the hops in March and putting them straight into the brew.

Now Holy Hop Green IPA is out, and it’s a big one. GodsOwn brewer Godfrey Quemeneur combined nine different hop varieties - from the US, New Zealand and his own Smoothcone - into a stroppy 100 IBU green IPA.

Holy Hop pours with an almost apricot glow to its copper colour, and hops give notes of stonefruit on the nose. The alcohol and all those hops combine to give a rich, almost oily mouthfeel, a great match for spicy winter food like a lamb and apricot tagine.

Special thanks to Zeelandt Brewery’s Andre Santos, who came through as a successful beer mule, after the first package went AWOL for a week. Cheers!

GodsOwn Brewery Holy Hop Green IPA (7.8%) - The Holy Hop has a clean malty sweetness in the background with a medium body and a prominent hop aroma that has been derived from American and New Zealand hops, including the use of GodsOwn fresh green hops during cast out through the hopback within an hour of picking the hops from the bines. The Holy Hop is all about the hops, featuring a total of nine hops. It is an intensely hoppy, strong IPA packing an Imperial punch that will please the Hop Heads.

Malt: Pale and CaraPils

Hops: Moutere, Simcoe, Chinook, Perle, Cascade, Amarillo, Wakatu, Citra & GodsOwn Smoothcone

Yeast: Safale US-05

IBU: 100

Sprout - Grow - Flower - In cone - Pick - Brew - Drink - Burp

GodsOwn brew bar is open from 11am-10pm Wednesday to Sunday at 3672 State Highway 50, Maraekakaho, Hawke’s Bay

By BeertownNZ Mon, 22 May 2017 Central NI