Shmaltz Brewing recently released Hop Manna in bombers for brewclubs & internal tastings. Due to limited brewing capacity, it wasn’t expected for Hop Manna to see larger distribution until 2012. Lucky for you, kegs of Hop Manna have hit larger distribution, and are currently hitting tap handles around He’brew markets.
So what is Hop Manna? It’s a dry hopped American IPA. You’d be truly remiss in your beer drinking duties NOT to read Jeremy’s infamous bottle rhetoric:
In the the book of Exodus, the ancient Hebrews survived 400 years of bondage before the ultimate supreme court dropped the 10 deadly Plagues on the land of the taskmasters and its head dictator, the Pharaoh. Even then, only the begrudgingly, did he Let My People Go. The freedom ride across, nay through the sea left a band of wandering nomads broke and suffering, no doubt with a mighty thirst and profound hunger. Enter the Manna: a glorious gift to nourish body and soul. Manna was said to combine the tastes of everything delicious to each person, depending on the desires of the one experiencing it. And as the Good Book says, Each shall gather according to one’s need and shall enjoy a double portion to get through thy chosen day of rest. Manna fed the entire tribe, but tradition suggests the righteous received manna ground in a heavenly mill, wile the wicked had to grind it below for themselves. Perhaps we’ll let the brewers decide who’s been naughty or nice…
Hear o’Tribe of Shmaltz…Behold! A celebration of the flower of the craft beer revolution! A golden opportunity to feed your inner hop head and rejoice in Hop Manna, our newest delicacy of the modern He’brew Beer family. L’Chaim!
Style: American IPA
Taste Expectations: Lots of floral & piney hops, with a solid malt backbone. Easy drinking IPA that is neither too bitter, or too sweet.
Availability: 22oz bombers (limited), Draft
6.8% ABV, 65 IBUs