Founders Brewing Co. Harvest Ale

Founders Brewing Co. Harvest Ale


Harvest ales are one of my favorite beers not just that we make here at Founders but the whole concept of a wet
hop beer is fascinating to me to take a fresh hop immediately after harvest
right off the vine and you make beer with it as soon as you possibly can and
you get some unique characters in the beer. All of the wet hops that we use this
year it come entirely from Michigan we get those within hours that freshness we
get here from our partners in Michigan it has really made a difference. I mean it’s pretty awesome we’re
receiving fresh hops in they’re picked in the morning and then we might use them
three hours later they get in the cooler the cooler smells like a bunch of fresh
hops all day long and then we’re packing a bunch of bags or cages full of hops
we’re doing something that we don’t do with any other beer. It takes a lot a lot
of time from people like Jeremy and the rest of the ring crew and Adam and
selecting these hops and putting them into baskets and getting them into the
kettle if you work hard on something I think you appreciate a little more so
part of I think why I like this beer in particular not just because the unique
characters is because how much effort we put together in it and I think everybody
kind of dreads it a little bit everyone loves it at the same time and when
they’re done and Harvest Ale comes rolling out and it just tastes that much
better. When it’s Harvest Ale time and we’re all done brewing and it’s a few
weeks later and this is all packaged up ready to enjoy it’s definitely a rule
for all the employees where if Harvest Ale is on tap this should be the only
thing you’re drinking it’s brewed with the freshest ingredients and you should
be enjoyed as fresh as possible it’s such a unique dime it’s a unique
beer and requires so much passion and effort from our team and it culminates a
year of planning and growing and brewing and it all comes down to the glory of
the hop and this and this fresh hop beer we call Harvest Ale.

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