Monday, September 13, 2010

Hop Harvest #2 with Fresh Citra

Tod and Tyler brewed Hop Harvest #2 with fresh Citra hops on September 9, 2010.  This video is the first of several shorts that we'll post leading up to the release.

Wet-hopped beers are a once-a-year occurrence, because these beers can only be brewed in conjunction with the hop harvest that takes place in the late summer.  Hops are very volatile commodities.  They are normally picked, dried, vacuum-packed, and put in cold storage.  Around this time of year, some brewers will use wet hops right off the vine.  Luckily, the Portsmouth Brewery has been brewing a wet-hop harvest ale for at least the last 5 years.

Everything begins with this goofy skit.

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