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CoHop Release and IPA Festival
September 28, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Get ready to taste the 7th annual fresh hopped community beer-CoHOPeration!
We are very excited about the beers for this year’s IPA fest. We can honestly say this is one of the most varied and best tasting flights of IPA you will ever have. Let us tell you more…..
The Hopshire IPAs
This is the one time of the year when we have 4 different IPAs on tap. That’s right…..lupulin gone wild.
Hamlet of Varna – This session IPA drops the abv and the bitterness to give you a very drinkable IPA that bursts with the fruity flavor of Mosaic hops that were used for double dry hopping.
coHOPeration 2019 – The 7th annual version of this community fresh hop ale is a citrus delight. This year our neighbor hops growers brought roughly equal amounts of Chinook, Centennial and Cascade hops. Rounding out the 40 pounds of hops used in coHOPeration were 20 other varieties including teamaker, nugget and some wild hops.
Haze in the Hollow – Our version of the New England IPA is everything this style is so popular for. The Mosaic, Citra and Galaxy hops are all added after the boil to create a beer that has no bitterness but lots and lots of tropical fruit flavors.
Near Varna – Our original big IPA continues to resonate with IPA drinkers. Its malty base to balances the strong bitterness and fills your palette with citrus hop flavors. We are not sure if it a West Coast IPA or an East coast IPA but we know it is near Varna.
Now for the guest tap IPAs
Diane and Randy travelled central New York from Rochester to Syracuse to find the right mix of IPAs to fill out our flight. The criteria was to find well made, delicious IPAs that expand the range of the style for our 7 beer flight. We think we hit the jackpot with the three we found.
Wait for the Blackout (Black IPA, Talking Cursive Brewing, Syracuse) 6.5% abv
Nearly 80% of the grains in this beer are grown in NY including barley, rye and wheat. These dark grains combine with a strong hop bill for a complex beer and is a great example of the Cascadian ale style.
Evil EyePA (Imperial red IPA, Crafty Ales and Lagers, Phelps, NY) 8.8% abv
This double IPA (DIPA) packs a punch in the best possible way. From a solid malt base the plentiful hops give it a bitterness that a DIPA should have. Unlike many doubles this one is not too sweet and has a wonderfully balanced profile.
Paw Paw Punch (Milkshake IPA, WEBE Brewing, Geneva, NY) 7.2% abv
Paw Paw Punch is a double dry hopped IPA that is brewed with milk sugar and flaked oats then conditioned on Tangerine and Brazilian Paw Paw (Soursop) fruit purees. The flavor is extremely smooth with tropical fruit and sour citrus notes. The best milkshake beer we have had by far.
IPA Flights $15
Hopshire Pints Available all Day for Purchase
Guest IPA Pints available after 6PM (if there is any left)
Food Vendors: Smokin’ Pete’s BBQ