At 5:55pm today the beer world will be introduced to the worlds LARGEST randall. What is a randall you might ask? The name randall comes from an invention by Dogfish Head Brewery – “Randall The Enamel Animal.” It’s an organoleptic hop transducer module. (Very technical.) The original randall looks a bit like a large plastic cylinder full of hops. The theory behind the randall is a lot like tea. The beer is pour into the randall which is full of whole leaf hops. It passes through the leaf hops like water would through a teabag. The alcohol in the beer pulls the oils off the hops adding extra hop/whole leaf hop character. I’ve referred to it as “raw hopping.” Probably not the most accurate terminology, but its functional. 5 Seasons West’s “Randall” is dubbed “Frnnk Tate” and is actually a big metal tower for the hops to reside. Picture of it here.
What you see pictured above is the upgraded, record breaking Randall. It’s a modified hopper, to be filled full of willamette hops in preparation for the Plan B IPA to be poured in. In order to do this, the keg is going to be placed on the second floor of 5 Seasons, near the sky bar. A hose will run down into the massive Randall, filtered through the willamette hops, and finally into the thirsty beer drinkers glass.
Plan B IPA –
Hops – Simcoe, Centennial, Cascade, Amarillo
Raw Hops – Willamette
Malts – Marris Otter, Crystal 50/70
In addition! There will beer another cask on the regular beer engine – a Belgian IPA. It is dry hopped with Amarillo & Centennial. It’s 9% ABV
Both tap Today – April 1st at 5:55 pm! (PS, this is NO JOKE! Be there at 5:55pm and see for yourself!)
5 Seasons West – 4/1, 5:55pm
1000 Marietta St
Atlanta, GA 30318