They’ve been honing in on the fine art of the collab at Hop Nation with two released at once. Mother’s Hybrid was brewed with the teams at Cryer Malt and Yakima Chief Hops (YCH) and makes use of the experimental hop, HBC 586. That unnamed hop is primarily known for its mix of tropical fruits but far from a one-trick pony, it can also bring some herbal and sulphur notes. But here in this hazy IPA, HBC 586 certainly seems to provide the mix of flavours haze fans love with mango, guava and lychee all swirling from the glass. If that's not quite enough tropical for you, YCH's hop bend, Cryer Pop, was also used as a secondary dry hop and brings forward pineapple and rockmelon.
Fallen Leaves meanwhile, was brewed to celebrate the third birthday of the Saccharomyces Bottle-O in Brisbane. With a rich crimson hue, the brewers took a mix of rye and German specialty malts to impart caramel, toffee dark fruits and a slight spice. On the hop front, Australia’s Eclipse and America's Sabro Cryo combine for a mix of pine, mandarin zest and ruby red grapefruit.
Published July 5, 2022 2022-07-05 00:00:00