Flying Bike Fresh Hop Release

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On Saturday August 27th, something magical happened at Flying Bike. Member hop-growers brought in their freshly cut, home grown bines, we picked the hops, and we brewed a fresh hop beer! Where else does this kind of fresh backyard-to-boil fresh hop brew happen? We wonder the same thing! Thanks to everyone that participated.

Hops provided were mostly Cascade, with some Chinook and Centennial, a bit of Hallertau, and some unidentified..Overall about a dozen members contributed hops.

The base beer is different from last year and different from any of our other beers. It's loosely inspired by the Octoberfest/Marzen style, with lots of light Munich malt and a bit of Dark Munich from Skagit Valley Maltings, but fermented as an ale with our house yeast. It'll be malt-accented and deep orange in color, about 5.5% alcohol.

Fresh hops were added at "first wort," in the boil, post-whirlpool, and in the hop back. We did a lot of improvising on the brewing side. Assistant Brewer Scott Jensen helped keep the crazy-fun, unconventional brew day on track through all the madness, and of course Head Brewer Kevin Forhan provided the steady course for this brew.
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By: Flying Bike Cooperative Brewery

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