A new bottled option from Lagunitas Brewing Co. has perfected “year-round wet hop flavor.”
The beer is Born Again Yesterday, a 7.5 percent ABV IPA that was first released as a draft-only option in 2015. As the name suggests, the base beer is the Petaluma, Calif.-based brewery’s Born Again IPA (7 percent ABV), but uses a proprietary process to add preserved hops from the Yakima Valley trellises.
“To figure out this brand new wet hop preservation process, we had to forget everything that we already knew about how hops are processed and preserved,” explains post on Lagunitas’ website. “We tried 5 or 6 different things to try and achieve this process (some of which failed miserably), then we discovered a relatively simple process that deliberately did all the things that the textbooks told us not to do.”
Born Again Yesterday will join seven other beers in Lagunitas’ Limited Release Series, which is made up of seasonal beers:
- Cappuccino Stout
- CitruSinensis Pale Ale
- Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale
- Our Bavarian-Styled Doppel Weizen
- Lucky 13 Red Ale
- NightTime Ale
- Brown Shugga’ Ale
- Born Again Yesterday IPA
According to a label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the newest version of Born Again Yesterday will be packaged in 12-ounce bottles and should be available in “mid-summer.” An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.