SweetWater Brewing Company will be following up its successful one-off release Johnny Hash in April with a new year-round double IPA in October named Hop Hash.
The new beer will be infused with a very concentrated form of hop resin called hash that will be used in the form of bricks of pure hop lupulin scraped from hop palletizes. Along with the hash and two different malts, the blend will use American citrus, Cascade, Centennial, and Simcoe hops and will come in at 7.8 percent ABV.
“It’s always fun to be able to experiment and offer something that’s truly unique,” said SweetWater founder Freddy Bensch in a press release. “We’ve literally been toying with this concept since our days back in college. As IPAs continue to dominate, we’re excited to take the style to the next level using the dankest hop hash we could get our sticky fingers on!”
Hop Hash will be available in both six-packs of 12-ounce bottles as well as on draft across SweetWater Brewery’s distribution network. Although the new release does have some similarities with the Johnny Hash blend, each of the beers uses different hop varieties.