Another Hop Program beer is on the way from Maine Beer Co.
According to filings with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the Freeport, Maine-based brewery will be releasing Beer V, a “hoppy lager” brewed with American and German hops as well as Wakatu hops from New Zealand. The new beer is dedicated to Opal, a “non-releasable opossum” at the Center of Wildlife in Cape Neddick, Maine.
As the name suggests, this will be the fifth release in Maine Beer Co.’s Hop Program, which began in early 2015 as “a way to experiment with new hops and new hop combinations, and also incorporate different styles of beer.”
- Beer I (6.5 percent ABV) — IPA brewed with centennial, Columbus, Mosaic and nelson sauvin hops
- Beer II (4.7 percent ABV) — session IPA brewed with Amarillo, Citra, Simcoe, and hallertau blanc hops
- Beer III (5.5 percent ABV) — black IPA brewed with Cascade, Citra, Falconer’s Flight and lemondrop hops
- Beer IV (7 percent ABV) — IPA brewed with Cascade, Equinox, Meridian and Simcoe hops
- Beer V — hoppy lager brewed with American and German hops as well as Wakatu hops from New Zealand
Beer V will be packaged in 16.9-ounce bottles. An email sent to the brewery for additional details was not immediately returned.