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amarillo, citra, columbus, hops, mosaic, nelson sauvin, new zealand hops, US Hops -

If you haven't already figured out, hops are a really important part of what we do at Epic. We love the flavours that hops give beer, and we put a lot of effort in selecting the right types of hops, as well as how we use them. Luke will be heading to Yakima soon to select our hops from the 2017 US Hop Harvest. Here's a fun fact for you: Epic has used more aroma hops than any other brewery in NZ in the last ten years. I had a chat with Ed Jefferies, Epic Production Manager, on the subject of hops....

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cascade, chimay blue, cock & bull, columbus, epic armageddon ipa, epic pale ale, hops, luke nicholas, michael donaldson, monks habit, mosaic, sierra nevada celebration ale, st luke, supreme champion beer -

Did you know that the 17th of January marks the 20th Anniversary of Luke's brewing career? To celebrate, we'll be launching St Luke Milestone Ale. A career spanning 20 years, highlighted by a continuous stream of trophies from three of New Zealand's most influential beers. Monk's Habit, Epic Pale Ale and Epic Armageddon IPA. 3x Supreme Champion Beer of NZ, 30 Best in Class trophies. Brewer of the year. New Zealand's best beer. Brewers Guild of NZ Honorary Member. An Honour and privilege to be part of the development and growth of NZ craft beer industry. This beer takes my...

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centennial, columbus, hops, mosaic, Yakima, ych hops -

One question I was asked recently is what do you do while you are in Yakima during hop harvest? The short answer is I visit hop farms and meet with the hop growers and select my hops for the year. This year I am visiting the following hop farms, from which I selected some of my varieties from last year's harvest. Van Horn Farms - Columbus Black Star Farms - Mosaic C&C Farms - Centennial Perrault Farms - to visit the hop breeding plot. What does a hop farm visit entail? It is a chance to meet up with the...

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