Fall is the air and that means it’s time for beers made with freshly picked whole cone hops and no brewery in Ohio embraces fresh (wet) hop beers like Columbus Brewing Company. In this episode Tony Corder tells us how CBC approaches the brewing and logistics of working with fresh hops. We sample five of the ten(!) different wet hop beers CBC has on offer this fall. The selections include a pilsner with fresh Mt. Rainier hops from Michigan, a red IPA with fresh Chinook hops from Michigan, an aromatic IPA called Devil’s Kush with fresh Strata hops from Oregon, a double IPA with fresh experimental hops from Washington, and the long running Yakima Fresh, made with individually quick frozen wet Mosaic hops from the Yakima Valley. Along the way Tony tells us about the latest developments in preserving and extracting the characteristics of fresh hops and expanding the line up to include Ohio-grown hops. So grab a pint and sit back for a fast paced, lupulin laced conversation.
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- Wet Hopped Pils
- Wet Hopped Wild Caught (collaboration with Combustion Brewing)
- Wet Hopped Devils Kush
- Yakima Fresh
- HBC 2x IPA (wet hopped with HBC 1019 Experimental Hops)