Way back in 2016, Hop Nation wanted to celebrate the launch of their Footscray brewery and taproom with a beer to fit the occasion. That beer was The Dawn, one of the country’s very first hazy IPAs and one that - if memory serves correctly - was absolutely filled to the brim with a distinct juiciness that wasn't found in beer at the time.
Since then, a bigger take appeared to much acclaim and now a new version has risen like the sun with the arrival of the 8.1 percent imperial hazy, The New Dawn. This time around, the mix of hops is Idaho 7 (in Cryo form), Strata and Galaxy but while the hop exact combination might be different, they certainly remind of The Dawn’s fruit-filled past. That includes a tropical swell of pineapple, mango and passionfruit, plus sweet and juicy notes of nectarine, tangerine and berry that all rise from New Dawn's rich and slick body.
Published November 11, 2022 2022-11-11 00:00:00