Style: Gluten Free
Epic Brewing Glutenator
What the brewers say
“We use light-bodied millet, brown rice, sweet potatoes, molasses, and American hops. This beer has aromas of hops and sweet potatoes with a sweet grain flavor and a clean finish.”
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Hops aroma up front, with notes of lemongrass, grapefruit rind, lemon zest, pineapple, and a bit of barnyard. Light sweetness (comes across as cane sugar) coming through in the end; very wine-like aroma with hints of Riesling and pear.”
Flavor: “Tart lemon-like notes up front, accentuated by the dryness and high carbonation. Finish is a bit on the bitter side; low hops bitterness and no noticeable hops flavor. This beer has a pear and cider-like character with a tart drying quality and cidery tart green-apple notes.”
Overall: “A dry, crisp gluten-free beer with a lot of citrus character and a decent amount of bitterness. High car- bonation accentuates the bitterness and dry finish. The sweetness and tartness of this beer create a nice balance—it tastes of a cider, with lots of tree fruits, sugars, and very low hops presence.”
The best new craft beers available in a beer store near you. Sponsored content.
New Belgium The Hemperor HPA®
Our brewers are always on the lookout for different hops varieties and the complexities and flavors new strains can bring. That’s where hemp comes into the picture. Without getting too nerdy, we found a unique way to recreate hemp terpene flavors in a beer, which complement the inclu- sion of hop flavors and hemp hearts (seeds) in a brand new, delicious way not to mention this beer is extremely dank! The flavors and aromas are so unique that it’s a style unto itself, hence HPA®.
Tröegs Independent Brewing Hop Knife
Cracking open a Hop Knife takes me right to the hops fields in Yakima,’ says our brewmaster, John Trogner. ‘When we’re out there for harvest, walking the fields and talking to the farmers, those notes of citrus, pine, and tropical fruit are everywhere. For me, Hop Knife embodies that whole experience.’
High Hops Brewery Dr. Pat’s Double IPA
Who is Dr. Pat? A dentist, third-generation farmer, and cofounder of High Hops Brewery. Dr. Pat cultivated our on-site hops farm in 2007, which led to the opening of High Hops Brewery in 2012. It’s his recipe that creates this malty, heavily hopped beer. We brew it with continuous hops additions using hops grown in that same field more than 10 years later.