Meet The Brewers • Special Advance Beer Tasting
A Special Pre-release Tasting of Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale
- Edgefield - Distillery Bar |
- Thursday, September 20, 2012
- 5 p.m. 'til the beer is gone! |
- Limited-edition beer at happy hour pricing |
- 21 and over
A Special Pre-release Tasting of
Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale
Fresh (or wet) Cascade hops were frantically delivered straight from the hop fields to every McMenamins Brewery and each batch of Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale was brewed within hours of the hops being picked off of the vine. The resulting beer is an absolute fresh hop showcase. This beer starts with a smooth foundation and just a slight maltiness. The real star of this show is the fresh Cascade hops used for both flavoring and aroma. Five pounds of fresh Cascades per barrel were added in three different additions in every batch. These fresh Cascades overwhelm Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale with an earthy, raw hop decadence that can only come from fresh hops. It is a greener and more unadulterated flavor and aroma than comes from dried hops. The citrusy, flowery and grapefruit notes usually associated with Cascade hops are still present but with an amazing fresh hop funkiness added into the mix. This beer is so refreshing and hop-filled that you may think you are dreaming but Thundercone Fresh Hop Ale is in reality a short lived dream come true.
Malts: Superior Pilsen and Caramel Munich 40
Hops: Centennial and Fresh Cascade
We will also be featuring a keg of the 2011 Thundercone that has been lagering for over a year for a unique opportunity to do a side by side tasting of the 2012 and 2011 vintages!
About Meet The Brewers • Special Advance Beer Tasting
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