Hop Nation Blood Sour


Brewing tends to be pretty industrial but, even when you’re making beer inside a manufacturing hub, you can still find inspiration in the natural world around you. In Hop Nation’s case, their Blood Sour came about courtesy of the seasonal joy of watching passion flowers grow outside their brewery and, naturally, they decided to partner craft beer's number one fruit,* with blood plum (which I truly believe to be one of summer's most under-appreciated fruits.).

Pouring a vibrant pink, it's a beer filled with bright fruit tones from the blood plum with the passionfruit coming through heavier on the aroma while still adding a tropical juice-like sweetness. The tartness, meanwhile, is upfront and sticks around with each sip to make for a thirst-quenching and refreshing sour built for these summer days.

Will Ziebell

*OK, so mango might have something to say about that.

Published January 25, 2024

Hop Nation

Unit 6, 107/109 Whitehall Street Footscray
VIC 3011

Open Hours

Thursday: 3pm to 9.30pm
Friday: 12pm to 10pm
Saturday: 12pm to 10pm
Sunday: 12pm to 9pm

Gypsy Hub
Froth Town 2024 B 2

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