Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Southern Cross and Motueka?

I thought I knew my hop varieties pretty well, but the New Zealand hops Motueka and southern Cross aren't as widely used as Cascade or Centennial. They aren't used in hardly any beers, save for maybe Sierra Nevada's Southern Hemisphere. This beer uses freshly harvested hops that are sent on the boat pictured on the label, arriving in Chico, CA eighteen months later, the crew all dead from Scurvy, save The Dread Pirate Roberts. 6.7% ABV, $5.99 at your favorite beverage store.

Also: Kelly's on Wyoming is selling 12-packs of Sam Adams Noble Pils for $10.99. Pretty good beer, pretty good deal.

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