Russian River brewing has released 200 cases of Row 2, Hill 56 for the first time in 18 months.
First released in 2012, the 5.6 percent ABV pale ale is brewed entirely with simcoe hops and is named “for the location in the experimental hop field in Yakima where Simcoe was born.” The last time Row 2, Hill 56 was bottled by the Santa Rosa, Calf.-based brewery was in September 2013.
“It takes about 10 years for a new hop variety to go through the long, tedious process before potentially becoming commercially available. Vinnie and a few other brewers were using this hop back in the day while it was still just an experiment.”
Vinnie Cilurzo, Russian River owner and head brewer, told Tenemu that each bottle is priced at $5.25 and there is a 24 bottle limit per person.
Update (March 16, 2015) — This post was updated from the original published on March 11, 2015 to include details on bottle count and pricing details.