For the hop grower, surely the most important moment in a hop’s life is when it’s given a name. Prior to that, when a new variety is just a collection of numbers and letters, its chance of never getting a proper release is always present and with no fun title, how is the beer drinker meant to connect with it? But brewers don't hold such concerns and instead love getting their hands on new hop types whenever they can. HBC 586 is the kind of hop that seems like its best days might be ahead, with brewers eagerly embracing the American-grown hop.
Among them is Akasha and for Hopic Thunder, the brewery's approached 586 with the kind of beer they're particularly adept at making, a West Coast pale ale. Although a 5.0 percent pale might be downright restrained for the Sydney brewery, it packs a lot of tropical tones of mango, lychee and guava with additional grapefruit and piney undertones. Keep hop alive 586: your best days are ahead.
Published February 7, 2023 2023-02-07 00:00:00