Excursions: HBC 586/Phantasm
Single Hop IPA Brewed with HBC 586 and Phantasm
A new entry in our exploratory IPA series, Excursions, will be on offer in our taproom for both onsite enjoyment and takeaway growler. This entry features the experimental hop HBC 586 and Phantasm Thiol Powder. Developed by the Hop Breeding Co. (a joint venture between John I. Haas and Yakima Chief Ranches), HBC 586 is perhaps our favorite HBC varietal in the last decade and was also featured in our Self-Reliance collection and is now featured in Society and Solitude #5. Phantasm is a fascinating and novel ingredient, made from Marlborough New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc grape skins; rich in Thiol precursors, it can enhance and bolster strong tropical fruit aromas during the fermentation process. Developed by longtime friend Jos Ruffell of Phantasm.NZ and the owner of New Zealand’s Garage Project, Phantasm is made from leftover organic material after the Sauvignon Blanc grapes are pressed, including the skins, pulp, and stems.