Style: Single IPA brewed with cryo hops
Our recipe for Forcefield has changed a lot from batch to batch. This year’s is similar to last year’s — a single IPA focused around Azacca and Columbus. But this time we used cryo hops, for a megadose of lupulin oils! The result is an intensely hoppy and clean beer with unique notes of fresh chlorophyll, strawberry, sherbet, and big hop resin. Very “green.” Drinkability through the roof.
STYLE: Dessert Berliner weisse brewed with blueberries, vanilla, and milk sugar and conditioned on oak
COLOR: fluffy pink
Blueberry Pop! is the newest in our series of creamsicle-inspired dessert Berliners. This time, we’ve paired the creamy sweetness of vanilla and milk sugar with blueberries. Refreshing and balanced as always.
Style: DIPA brewed with cryo hops and conventional pellet hops
Color: Hazy Gold
We punched up our favorite DIPA with an extra dose of mosaic cryo hops. More lupulin oil and less vegetative matter delivers an even fruitier and smoother hop experience.
Style: Dry-Hopped Gose Conditioned on Oak
Color: Hazy Yellow
Super Shine is summer. Mosaic and Azacca hops, subtle salinity and oak character, and refreshing lemonade tartness. This is a crusher for sure.
Half Tone is a relatively crisp riff on NE-style IPA with notes of strawberry and passionfruit. Simcoe and Azacca take the starring roles here.
Cloudbusting is our series of soft, delicate imperial IPA’s brewed with New Zealand hops. We rotate different NZ hops into each batch. Cloudbusting #4 turned out beautifully; we taste honeydew melon, clementines, honeysuckle, and that telltale “purple tropical” note that we often get from the New Zealand terroir. The beer has a soft mouthfeel, gorgeous yeast-free haze, some hop floaties, and some of the loveliest lacing and foam you’ve seen on a beer in your life. Cloudbusting #4 is brewed with Wai-iti, Waimea, and Motueka.
Style: dessert berliner weisse brewed with mangos, vanilla, and milk sugar
Mango Pop! is our favorite to date of the pop! series of tart, fruity, creamsicle-inspired dessert berliner weisses. It pours an opaque yellow with a fruited acidity that is balanced deftly by a delicate ice cream sweetness from the milk sugar and vanilla. The beer never becomes cloying and each sip demands another.
Color: Light Gold
Magnetic Tape is the cousin of the beloved Magnetic Compass. Both are oat single IPA’s pairing Mosaic with an interesting hop from New Zealand. Where Compass uses Rakau hops, Tape uses Motueka. This beer is all about big, fresh, radiant tropical fruit character from these two matchless hop varietals. There are no rough edges, just full and round aromas of melon, mango, and citrus. High drinkability quotient.