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Summit Unchained 17 – Harvest Fresh IPA

summit unchained 17, harvest fresh ipa

Considering that Unchained 16 hasn’t yet hit your pint glass, we’re probably jumping the gun here (better to jump the gun than a shark, though)… regardless, here are some details about Summit Unchained #17, “Harvest Fresh IPA” courtesy of brewer Tom Mondor. Right now the tentative release is planned for the week of October 20th. Summit describes it as “an exploration of fresh hops picked at the peak of the fall harvest and shipped directly to Summit.” Included in the mix will be fresh hop pellets from Roy Farms, pelletized fresh from the kiln floor. These pellets include Centennial, Cascade and Chinook with additions of fresh, wet Chinook hops from Michigan.

They’re shooting for a beer that weighs in around 7% ABV and 70-80 IBUs, Given all of those “C” hops, you can expect some citrus from the beer. Summit says it will have notes of pine, resin, grapefruit and citrus along with a strong malt backbone. Look for it in 12 oz. bottles, kegs and perhaps some firkins.

August Schell Fresh Hop Pilsner Series

mosaicpilsOn the heels of last year’s super-awesome Stag Series beer, the fresh-hopped Citra Pils, our friends at August Schell Brewing Co. have announced that they’ll be brewing a fresh hopped pilsner each fall. Jace Marti tells us that everyone at the brewery had a blast brewing Citra Pils last year and it only made sense to do it again this year.

According to Marti, This year’s beer will feature Mosaic hops and will be brewed as a single batch, single hop Pilsner. Hops? How about 550 pounds of Mosaic hops? The brewery expects to get those hops in the latter part of the month and since it’s a lager, you’ll probably have to wait another 5-6 weeks to enjoy it.



Go get (Surly) Wet Monday at Icehouse

If you believe the Twitters, tweeters and twatters, Surly Wet will start to ship to retail stores on Monday. This year’s batch of Wet is loaded with Simcoe hops for your bittering delight.

Monday also marks the kick-off release of Wet at Icehouse in Minneapolis, starting at 6pm. Head on down for $5 12oz. pours of Wet and $6 pints of Cynic, Furious and Bender. Icehouse also has some interesting food pairings: Bender-braised beef with dark spices, Cynic with rabbit tacos and Wet with bratwurst and black mustard.

Icehouse, 2528 Nicollet Ave., Minneapolis, MN 55404