Somerset’s Quantock Brewery is one of a handful of breweries in the UK to create a new beer using one of the latest experimental hop varieties offered by Yakima Chief Hops. The leading global hop supplier of American hops carefully selects breweries to collaborate with as part of trialling the performance of these new hop varieties.
Feedback on the new limited-edition beer, ‘Rooted in Yakima’, will help the growers decide whether the hop currently called HBC 472, will be commercially released and sold around the world in future.
Cheryl Ford, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Quantock Brewery comments, “We’ve loved our first collaboration with Yakima Chief Hops and can’t wait to get feedback on the new beer release. We’re always looking to push ourselves to create beer that appeals to all tastes. We’re really proud to be part of the development process testing this currently rare hop that offers so much potential to the global craft beer community.”
‘Rooted in Yakima’ is a 5% ABV pale ale featuring the house pale base, yeast used in Quantock Brewery’s NEIPAs and hop HBC 472 to create a blend of distinctive vanilla, coconut and pineapple notes with a smooth oak and bourbon flavour. The 440ml can is available to order online at www.quantockbrewery.co.uk
Ruben Gil, Regional Sales Manager UK West and Portugal at Yakima Chief Hops comments, ”Having worked in a brewery, it was exciting to pull the wellies back on and actively take part in the brewing process. We only collaborate with progressive breweries with technical capability and a focus on quality. The team at Quantock Brewery really impressed us with how they’ve stayed true to their roots and heritage and developed a contemporary craft beer style with their latest releases like their single hop series. ”
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About Quantock Brewery
Quantock Brewery is a SaLSA certified, CAMRA and SIBA accredited microbrewery. Our brewhouse is an 8-barrel size with 10 fermenters allowing us to produce 12,000 litres per week which produces 3,520 pints per brew. Currently, Quantock Brewery can produce over 300 casks or 30,000 cans per week. Recently the brewhouse has started producing kegged beer supplying over 40 key kegs a week.
About Yakima Chief Hops
Yakima Chief Hops is a 100% grower-owned global hop supplier with a mission to connect family hop farms with the world’s finest brewers. Operating for more than 30 years, we have become leaders of innovation, quality, and customer service. We are a resource for brewers, providing industry-leading research and products. We are advocates of sustainability and meaningful social causes, working to support the communities around us.
Press release from Quantock Brewery
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