One Hop Wonders, Live at BREWzilla

One Hop Wonders, One Night Only

One Hop Wonders, One Night Only

I think the word on these got out a while back when my buddy Rick Armon ran an article on his Ohio Breweries blog and in the Akron Beacon Journal.  Rick announced that 14 single hop beers were set to debut at BREWzilla, the grand tasting of Cleveland Beer Week.  But since that announcement, the fever of Cleveland Beer Week 2011 has eclipsed the uniqueness of this really cool project and I haven’t heard a ton of chatter about it.  Here’s the deal: 14 local breweries picked a hop name out of a hat and brewed a similar base (a pale ale) but hopped it with their chosen hop.  Since the time to taste these tasty treats is almost upon us, I just wanted to drop everyone a reminder.  The participating breweries will all have their single hop beers at BREWzilla this Saturday (10/22/11), so get your tickets now.  Here’s a bit more detail from the poster you’ll see at BREWzilla, see all of you Saturday!

A key ingredient in beer, HOPS are used as a bittering and flavoring agent to balance the sweetness of malt which produces desirable tastes and aromas.

To show how HOPS affect a beer’s flavor, 14 area breweries formulated a single “pale ale” recipe with one deviation—the variety of HOPS used by each brewer.

Working with HOPS generously donated by Hopunion LLC, brewers created pale ales featuring the following HOP varieties:

Black Box: SUMMIT

Buckeye: MT RAINIER

Cellar Rats: PALISADE

Chardon BrewWorks: AUSTRALIAN GALAXY

Cornerstone: CHINOOK

Fat Heads: CITRA

Great Lakes: CASCADE

Lager Heads: STYRIAN CELEIA

Market Garden: UK EAST KENT GOLDINGS

Ohio Brewing: WARRIOR

Rocky River: COLUMBUS

The Brew Kettle: GERMAN HERKULES

Thirsty Dog: SIMCOE

Willoughby: FRENCH ARAMIS

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