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New Citra IPA Can, The Return of Society & Solitude #2

Citra IPA Cans are SOLD OUT!

Hello Everyone!

Fresh cans of our new Citra Single Hop IPA will be available Wednesday, 12/27, in the retail shop! This is the first release in an ongoing series of single hop IPAs using hops that I sourced and selected throughout the 2017 harvest. As the brewing industry has grown rapidly, we have noticed variability across lot selections and harvest characteristics from our hop suppliers. In an effort to make our beer more consistent and precise, I knew that I would need to build relationships with our hop growers and, ultimately, I wanted to know which farmers and which fields possessed the micro-climate necessary for us to achieve the archetype of each hop variety with which we work.

Citra has changed drastically since I first brewed with it in 2010—and I have been chasing the ideal of those early batches of Citra Pale Ale. As the popularity of this hop has grown, farmers have increased their acreage to meet demand and the ‘original nature’ had, to me, been lost in growth. Following many conversations, much analysis, and hours rubbing flowers between my hands, I believe that I may have found a candidate for our ideal Citra in Washington’s Yakima Valley.

This week will also see the return of Society & Solitude #2, our RateBeer #1 rated Imperial Black IPA. In the spirit of James, this robust, dark ale is hopped with Simcoe and Columbus—highlighted by subtle roasty notes and soft, pleasurable carbonation.

I hope that you all will enjoy.

Shaun Hill

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