We’ll be serving the County Wet Hop Ale in Portland. “Wet hop beers” are an original style developed by North American brewers. What distinguishes a wet hop beer from a regular beer is the use of freshly harvested or ‘wet’ hops in the brewing process. We went to Aroostook Hops in Westfield, ME to pick ripened Cascade cones right off the vine, and then delivered them to our Portland brewers the next day. The use of “fresh, ‘wet’ hops” imparts amazing and unique fruit aromas and flavors to the beer that you just can’t get from using traditional kiln dried hops. Each beer is considered a ‘one-off,’ as there is no way of predicting how the ‘wet’ hops will affect the flavor of each individual brew. The barley in this beer is from Blue Ox Malt House making the County Wet Hop a 100% locally sourced beer!
SLICE is on tap in Portland. It’s a small-batch IPA made with Blue Ox pale and pilsner malts. Hopped with Columbus, Mosaic and Galaxy hops (all 2018 fresh), then dry hopped with Mosaic and Galaxy. Another New England style IPA that rocks it at 7.2% ABV.
Mosaic Haze is on tap now at Gritty’s in Auburn. It’s a New England style IPA brewed using two hops: Citra, Galaxy hops and then Jay threw in some Mosaic lupilin powder. The IPA came out at a bug juicy 6.7% ABV. Get this small batch brew before we drink it all!
Do you have the Courage? This golden pale ale is brewed with Northern Warrior and Goldings hops. Coming in at 5% ABV this refreshing beer is just the right pint after a ride, run or walk! Gritty’s Auburn Brew Pub is the official brew pub of the Dempsey Challenge and a portion from every pint of Dempsey’s Courage Ale sold goes to the Dempsey Challenge. On tap in AUBURN.