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cryer malt, cryonman, HBC 682, hops, low colour maris otter, malt, ych hops -

When two greats come together, inevitably you end up with something even greater.  Malt and hops. Pizza and beer. Bacon and eggs. Peas and corn. Ninjas and Turtles. David Cryer and Luke Nicholas. The beer that we'll be launching for the 2017 Brewers Guild Beer Awards is the super-charged tasty brain-child of two legends of New Zealand's craft beer industry. I had the pleasure of interviewing David Cryer of Cryermalt and Luke about this beer to get an idea of what we can expect from this beer -  the result of a union of expertise and passion for things that...

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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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double ipa, hops, Hopunion, IPA, supreme champion beer, Yakima, ych hops -

When people think about beer from Epic, the first thing that jumps to mind is big hoppy beers. They would be right as we not only brew with massive amounts of hops, but also visit the hop fields and know the hop farmers to get the best hops in the world. Not many brewers in New Zealand do this locally, and none visit the hop farmers on a yearly basis in the US. Here are some fun facts as to why HOPS = EPIC BEER. Epic Brewing Company used the MOST AROMA HOPS in the last 10 years, more than...

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