The Hop Concept Dank & Sticky IPA, the first release in the Hop Freshener Series back in 2015, will return to shelves this month.
In 2015, Port Brewing/Lost Abbey announced a third branch of the brewery’s lineup – The Hop Concept (or THC. Oh, the irony.) THC is obsessed with hops, with each beer in the lineup named for the most important hop or flavor profile.
When it comes to India pale ales, “Dank” is the definitely the trend, this making the return of The Hop Concept Dank & Sticky IPA perfect timed. Dank uses some of the best hops out there, including Eureka, Mosaic, Cascade, Comet, and Simcoe.
“We love the fact that we get to ring the New Year in with Dank & Sticky IPA. There’s some great juicy beers out there, but sometimes you just need dank resins in your life, and this does the job. – Tomme Arthur, COO of Port Brewing/ The Lost Abbey/ The Hop Concept.
The Hop Concept Dank & Sticky IPA is a draft and 22 ounce bottle offering for a limited time starting mid-January. After that, except another quarterly rlease.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Eureka, Mosaic, Cascade, Comet, & Simcoe
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft.
Latest Return: Mid-January, 2017
The Hop Concept IPA Hull Melon & Blanc is coming in December, rounding out a year hop forward releases.
The Hop Freshener series debuted this year, devoted to exploring the flavor spectrum of hops, while educating the drinker on flavors and characteristics. The name is simplify the beer’s dominant trait.
The Hop Concept IPAs will focus more on the dry-hopping influences, meant to be a deeper dive into the hop experience.
The Hop Concept IPA Hull Melon & Blanc places these two hops into focus to start the new hop chapter.
“It’s a great way for the brew team to continue delve into new hop varietals. It’s an ingredient they’re very passionate about ”, said Lead Brewer Steve Burchill. “It’s also possible some of these new combinations could work their way in to more established brands in the future.”
The Hop Concept IPA Hull Melon & Blanc is a 22 ounce bottle offering and draft. Limited release.
Style: Imperial IPA
Hops: Hull Melon, Blanc
Flavor: Huge aromas of bright passion fruit, pineapple and grapefruit will lead the charge from the Hallertau Blanc hops, while the Hull Melon hops will yield balancing floral honeydew melon and strawberry notes.
Availability: 22oz Bottles, Draft
Release: December, 2015