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January 2016

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72  /  the tasting panel  /  january-february 2016 Hop-py New Year Let's dive into 2016 with some hoptaic offerings that wi surely make waves in the coming year. by Emily Coleman Epic Bre Its fourth annual hop adventure, Green Flash Brewing's Hop Odyssey 2016 offers three Pale Ales with hops from around the globe: Pacific Gem Pale Ale (New Zealand—available January to April 2016), Styrian Golding Pale Ale (Slovenia—available May to August 2016) and Nugget Pale Ale (United States—available September to December 2016). Each beer has a grain bill of domestic two-row malted barley, English Golden Promise and Premium English Caramalt; this identical base lets the hops do all of the talking. Hang on to your hats; it's going to be one wild ride! GREEN FLASH BREWING COMPANY A in the Family For all your hophead customers, Rogue Ales' Hop Family series brings together eight hop varieties—Alluvial, Freedom, Independent, Liberty, Newport, Rebel, Revolution and Yaquina—to produce four unique brews: 4 Hop IPA (4.44% ABV), 6 Hop IPA (6.666% ABV), 7 Hop IPA (7.77% ABV) and 8 Hop IPA (8.88% ABV). With each family member taking your palate on an entirely different tour of the hop fields, there are plenty of hopportunities to share the ride with your guests. ROGUE ALES AND SPIRITS O Canada Coming out of Canada's oldest independent brewery, Moosehead Lager (5% ABV) uses Styrian Golding hops to create a delicate bitterness and a floral, slightly spicy aroma, which complements the mild sweet- ness extracted from the two-row pale barley malt. This refreshing offering will have your customers thanking our neighbors to the north. MOOSEHEAD BREWERIES LIMITED Che Bea! A Belgian ale brewed in Capri, Italy, Birra di Capri Ligea (5% ABV) is named after one of the mermaids Ulysses sighted off the coast of the Isle of Capri. At only 25 IBUs, hops don't take center stage; instead, flavors of malts, peach and hints of apple wash over your palate. A perfect choice for a patron who needs a break from beer with a big hop presence. AIRWAY IMPORTS LLC

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